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Looking at the "Military Power of the People's Republic of China"

Recorded on October 17, 2003

Location:
The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The Department of Defense's latest report on the "Military Power of the People's Republic of China" states that "China has embarked upon a force modernization program intended to diversify its options for use of force against potential targets such as Taiwan, the South China Sea and border defense, and to complicate United States intervention in a Taiwan Strait conflict." It notes that China is developing advanced technology and long range precision strike capabilities in order to "exploit the perceived weaknesses of technologically superior adversaries," by which the United States surely is meant.