Beyond the Moat: The PLAN’s Evolving Interests and Potential Influence
This chapter analyzes how the roles and responsibilities of the Chinese Navy are changing as China’s economy and national interests expand. It assesses the extent to which the Navy is an influential policy actor as defined by its ability to shape or influence national policy goals and priorities beyond naval affairs. Furthermore, the author examines arguments the naval forces are making for an increased role in national security.
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M Taylor Fravel, Alexander Liebman