The Chinese People's Liberation Army 'Post-modern' Navy

Developments at both the doctrinal and operational level suggest that the ‘post-modernisation’ of China’s PLA Navy (PLAN) has started. Issues such as the maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas and how to create a network of bases or ‘footholds’ outside Asia might slow down or temporarily halt this process. However, as China’s economic presence expands on a global scale, its security interests and those of the international community will overlap increasingly with one another. Consequently, once its transformation has been completed, the PLAN is likely to become a global and cooperative force.

Keywords: China, PLAN, sea power, navy, modern

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p. 117-136
Numero: 
50/1
ISBN/ISSN/DOI: 
10.1080/03932729.2015.983298
Data pubblicazione: 
11/03/2015

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