29 April 2014

Assessing the People’s Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era

Like the previous volumes in the National Bureau of Asian Research-Army War College PLA series, this one is worth a close read!

Roy KamphausenDavid Lai, and Travis Tanner, eds., Assessing the People’s Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era (Carlisle, PA: Army War College, 2014).

The 2012 PLA (People’s Liberation Army) conference took place at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was making its leadership transition from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping. The conference discussion focused on the developments in China’s national security and in the PLA during the Hu Jintao Administration from 2002 to 2012. Key observations are presented in this volume. The most significant ones are Hu Jintao’s promulgation of the new Historic Missions for the PLA, and Hu’s complete handover of power to his successor. The former has turned on the green light for the PLA to go global. The latter is a milestone is the CCP’s institution building.

View the Executive Summary

Also by the /Editors:

Asia-Pacific: A Strategic Assessment
Learning by Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and Abroad
The United States and China in Power Transition
Chinese Lessons from Other Peoples’ Wars
The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China’s Military
Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions other than Taiwan
The “People” in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China’s Military
Right Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military

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Asia Pacific
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