Myth

Issue: Sept-Oct 2009

AFTER MORE than thirty years of post-Mao economic reforms and average annual economic growth rates of approximately 10 percent, China has begun to develop a new generation of military technologies that significantly advance its strategic capabilities. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is developing a wide range of weaponry that enables it to project power off of the Asian mainland and into new theaters, including the high seas and space. These advances underscore the potential challenge China poses to U.S.

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