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Title China's military procurement in the reform era : the setting of new directions / Yoram Evron.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 210 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge contemporary China series ; 127
Routledge contemporary China series ; 127.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed June 29, 2015).
Subject China -- Armed Forces -- Procurement -- History -- 20th century.
China -- Armed Forces -- Procurement -- History -- 21st century.
China -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems.
China -- Military policy.
Genre History.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Literature review; Conceptual framework; The arrangement of the book; PART I Background factors; 1 Weapons and technology in China's military history; The imperial era; The Self- Strengthening Movement and the Republic of China; 2 Arming the PLA in its early decades; The establishment of the defense industry; Soviet assistance and construction of the conventional defense industry; The shift to strategic weapons development.
Curtailment of Soviet aid and China's radicalization; Conclusion; 3 Politics and professionalism in China's arms production system; The CDIC in the Maoist period; The CDIC in the reform period; PART II Military procurement decisions in the reform era; 4 Setting priorities: from ideology to pragmatism in China's military procurement; Leadership transition and heavier procurement demands: February-July 1977; The return of Deng Xiaoping; Procurement decisions in late 1977: text and subtext; Deng's consolidation of power and restrictions in conventional arms modernization; Conclusion.
5 Military procurement under conditions of declining threat; Strategic and political changes; Economic-technological calculations in military procurement decisions; Military demands and the conventional vs. strategic arms dilemma; Procurement decisions; Conclusion; 6 Military procurement, leadership transition, and the end of the Cold War; The ending of the Cold War and changes in the political arena; Changes in the military sphere; Trends and developments in procurement; Political aspects in the procurement decisions; 7 Military technology modernization at last.
China's increasing threat perception; The crises and procurement demands; Confrontation over procurement sources; Procurement demands vs. economic development; Procurement decisions; 8 The buildup of world power capability; Changing strategic conditions and demands for military buildup; Procurement demands and the domestic environment; Military procurement approaches and decisions; Conclusion: explaining China's military procurement decisions; A revisit to theory; Operational implications; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The decisions that shape the policy of weapons procurement are an important area of national security policy. This is all the more true for China, which during recent decades has vacillated between different sources and directions of military build-up. This book explores the politics of military procurement in China under the successive leaderships of Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. It shows how China's political and military leaders have sought to adjust military procurement policy to meet China's strategic objectives, to relate it to non-military needs, to strike a balance between t.
Other Title Print version: Evron, Yoram. China's military procurement in the reform era. London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016 9781138900646