The Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

21 12 2009

URL: http://newsletters.brookings.edu/t/222230/862406/5735/0/1/?u=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5icm9va2luZ3MuZWR1L29waW5pb25zLzIwMDkvMDJfY2hpbmFfbWlsaXRhcnlfZ3VubmVzcy5hc3B4P2VtYz1sbSZtPTIyMjIzMCZsPTEmdj04NjI0MDY%3d&x=14380c73. Source: Brookings Center for Northeastern Asian Studies.

Little attention has been given to the impact of the economic crisis on China’s national defense, or to its potential impact on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA). In this Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, Kristen Gunness examines the effects of the economic environment on the PLA in three particular areas: the defense budget, domestic unrest, and civil-military relations.

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