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By Keith Crane, Roger Cliff, Evan S. Medeiros, James C. Mulvenon, William H. Overholt

Tasks destiny development in chinese language security expenses, evaluates the present and certain destiny services of China's protection industries, and compares most probably destiny security expenditure degrees with fresh charges through the us and the U.S. Air strength.

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In this final chapter we assemble a set of leading indicators that, based on past performance, have foreshadowed future increases in defense spending, future acquisitions of weapon systems, and improvements in the capabilities of the PLA. We have drawn the bulk of these indicators from the data gathered in the course of conducting the research for the book. They constitute a partial checklist for USAF analysts, a checklist that should indicate likely future trends in Chinese military expenditures and improvements in capabilities.

6 percentage points. See Wolf, Yeh, Zycher, Eberstadt, and Lee, 2003, pp. 154–156. 30 Modernizing China’s Military: Opportunities and Constraints manufactured goods assembled from components or materials imported from abroad. A substantial share is produced by enterprises with some foreign ownership. These enterprises generated 48 percent of total Chinese exports in 2000. -Mexican border, these enterprises are primarily interested in utilizing China’s low-cost workers for labor-intensive operations.

Subsequently, we project two series of likely future military expenditures based on expected growth in GDP and the expected future share of military spending within the total budget. S. S. Air Force. , whether the Chinese government is attempting to “break out” by dramatically increasing resources devoted to the military and corresponding improvements in capabilities. S. military planners now face the difficult task of absorbing and interpreting a flood of information concerning the Chinese military and Chinese society.

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