Corpus ID: 108087815

A Paper Tiger No More? The U.S. Debate over China's Military Modernization

  title={A Paper Tiger No More? The U.S. Debate over China's Military Modernization},
  author={Richard Allan Bitzinger},
Abstract : There appears to be a consensus among U.S. Chinawatchers that Beijing is engaged in a determined effort to modernize the People s Liberation Army (PLA) to fight and win limited wars under high-tech conditions. Most U.S. assessments of the PLA accept the view that China s official defense budget greatly under-represents actual military expenditures by a factor of two to three. These estimates are only informed guesses, and it is nearly impossible to determine how Chinese military… Expand
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