19 March 2010

Rousing China To Military Dominance

Isaac Stone Fish, Rousing China To Military Dominance,” Wealth of Nations Blog, Newsweek, 19 March 2010.

…certain members of China’s military are publicly starting to itch for a more assertive role in international affairs. The latest hawkish call to arms is from Ling Mingfu, a senior colonel and professor at China’s National Defense University, whose new book, The China Dream, argues that the country must aim for long-term military dominance so that America does not try to neutralize its power. …Liu and other hawks claim that China will practice “leadership without coercion [and will] exercise its power differently from its Great Power predecessors,” according to Andrew S. Erickson, associate professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute of the U.S. Naval War College. …