26 July 2021

Latest China Security Report from Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) Focuses on China’s Military Strategy. Access Complete Set of English/Japanese/Chinese Reports (2010 onward) Here.

The international community keeps a close watch on China’s security policy and its military trends. The Japanese public has been increasingly aware of the large impact of China’s rising military (and economic) power that may have a huge impact on Japanese security. China, now the second largest economy in the world, has become an essentially important economic partner for Japan and other East Asian countries. At the same time, its rapid economic growth allows China to multiply its military spending and move forward with the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Produced by Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies, the research arm of the Japanese Ministry of Defense, the NIDS China Security Report analyzes the strategic and military trends of China. Known for its meticulous analysis and innovative accompanying graphics, the trilingual report is originally published in Japanese, then translated into English and Chinese. This annual topical report focuses on both general aspects of Chinese military and strategic issues, with new areas of focus each year. Past topics include China’s strategy in the new era, the U.S.-China relationship, U.S.-Taiwan relationship, and diversification of roles in the PLA and People’s Armed Police (PAP).

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