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Maritime Geostrategy and the Development of the Chinese Navy in the Early Twenty-first Century

  title={Maritime Geostrategy and the Development of the Chinese Navy in the Early Twenty-first Century},
  author={Xu Qi and Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein},
  journal={Naval War College Review},
Abstract : This article, published in 2004 in China's most prestigious military journal, China Military Science, merits special attention as a cogent explanation for the recent acceleration in China's naval development that has been manifested by the wide array of sophisticated warships that have emerged from Chinese shipyards since 2000. Xu asserts that contemporary Chinese maritime geostrategy is powerfully informed by a tragic history in which "China's rulers shut the door to the outside… 
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