Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and US Assessments

This report tracks and analyzes trends in Chinese military strategy, force structure, and regional activity. Open source material is used to detail how each branch of the People’s Liberation Army has pursued modernization. Chinese perspectives on their military’s role and development are featured, as well as the views of other relevant regional actors. The purpose of this report is to provide the basis for an unclassified dialogue on the military developments in China. By presenting data on the regional military balance alongside perspectives on China’s military development, the Burke Chair hopes that readers can better understand how China’s strategic goals, military development, and regional views interact with each other.