China’s Post-Cold War Challenges and the Birth of its Current Military Strategy

Sheman Xiaogang Lai


This paper is an attempt to identify the driving forces behind the Military Strategic Guideline for the New Era, introduced in China by Jiang Zemin, chair of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Military Commission, through an examination of accessible publications. This review may be helpful to researchers in their efforts to anticipate the possible responses of Chinese leaders to unprecedented challenges.

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