Assessing China's Naval Power

Assessing China's Naval Power

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This book analyzes the rise of Chinaa€™s naval power and its possible strategic consequences from a wide variety of perspectives a€“ technological, economic, and geostrategic a€“ while employing a historical-comparative approach throughout. Since naval development requires huge financial resources and mostly takes place within the context of transnational industrial partnerships, this study also consciously adopts an industry perspective. The systemic problems involved in warship production and the associated material, financial, technological, and political requirements currently remain overlooked aspects in the case of China. Drawing on first-hand working experience in the naval shipbuilding industry, the author provides transparent criteria for the evaluation of different naval technologiesa€™ strategic value, which other researchers can draw upon as a basis for further research in such diverse fields as International Security Studies, Naval Warfare Studies, Chinese Studies, and International Relations.BICC Occasional Paper, February 2011. Bonn: BICC, uploads/pdf/publications/papers/occ_paper_07/occa sional_paper_VII_02_11_eng.pdf. Accessed September 7, 2013. Grebe, Jan. 2012. UPDATE: BICCa#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Assessing China's Naval Power
Author:Sarah Kirchberger
Publisher:Springer - 2015-06-23


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