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Oct 03

Joint Russo-Chinese Military Exercises: Aimed at Whom?

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In August, Russia and China staged their first ever joint military maneuvers involving nearly 10,000 troops in both Russia and China. In fact, these exercises involved foreign troops on Chinese soil for the first time in the history of the People's Republic of China. The Chief of Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, General Liang Guangli, called the military maneuvers an exercise against terrorism, separatism and extremism. But at whom were these exercises really aimed? The conventional answer in the press and elsewhere is Taiwan. But is that really the case?

As part of the program, Ambassador Feldman will read a paper submitted by Dr. Stephen J. Blank, Research Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Army War College, who unfortunately cannot be present personally.

More About the Speakers

Balbina Y. Hwang, Ph.D.
Policy Analyst,
Asian Studies Center,
The Heritage Foundation

Michael Miyazawa
Editor and Publisher,
The Miyazawa Report

Igor Zevelev
Washington Bureau Chief,
RIA-Novosti Information Services