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Author Cheung, Tai Ming, author

Title Fortifying China : the struggle to build a modern defense economy / Tai Ming Cheung
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2009]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Bridging the civil-military technological divide in the information age -- Innovation and stagnation during the Maoist era -- The eclipse of the defense economy under Deng Xiaoping -- The revival of the defense economy in the twenty-first century -- Building a dual-use economy -- Can the Chinese defense economy catch up? -- Chinese terms -- Historical official exchange rates between the Renminbi and U.S. dollar, 1955-2008
Summary Fortifying China explores the titanic struggle to turn China into an aspiring world-class military technological power. The defense economy is leveraging the country's vibrant civilian economy and gaining access to foreign sources of technology and know-how. Drawing on extensive Chinese-language sources, Tai Ming Cheung explains that this transformation has two key dimensions. The defense economy is being reengineered to break down bureaucratic barriers and reduce the role of the state, fostering a more competitive and entrepreneurial culture to facilitate the rapid diffusion and absorption of technology and knowledge. At the same time, the civilian and defense economies are being integrated to form a dual-use technological and industrial base.In Cheung's view, the Chinese authorities believe this strategy will play a key role in supporting long-term defense modernization. For China's neighbors and the United States, understanding China's technological, industrial, and military capabilities is critical to the formulation of economic and security policies. Fortifying China provides crucial insight into the impact of China's dual-use technology strategy. Cheung's "systems of innovation" framework considers the structure, dynamics, and performance of the defense economy from a systems-level perspective
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-272) and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Defense industries -- Technological innovations -- China
Military-industrial complex -- China
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Defense industries -- Technological innovations
Economic policy
Military-industrial complex
Military readiness -- Economic aspects
SUBJECT China -- Defenses -- Economic aspects
China -- Economic policy -- 1976-2000.
China -- Economic policy -- 2000-
Subject China
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019725616
ISBN 9780801468490