New PDF release: China's Rising Sea Power (The PLA Navy's Submarine

By Peter Howarth

ISBN-10: 0203029151

ISBN-13: 9780203029152

ISBN-10: 041536891X

ISBN-13: 9780415368919

This is a desirable perception into China’s strategic skills and pursuits, probing the genuine depths of its plans for the twenty-first century. China's emerging Sea strength explores similarities among China’s strategic outlook at the present time and that of past continental powers whose submarine fleets challenged dominant maritime powers for neighborhood hegemony: Germany in global Wars and the Soviet Union in the course of the chilly struggle. utilizing insights from classical naval strategic concept, Peter Howarth examines Beijing’s strategic good judgment in making tactical submarines the keystone of China’s naval strength constitution. He additionally investigates the effect of Soviet naval process and historic chinese language army idea at the PLA Navy’s strategic tradition, contending that China’s more and more able submarine fleet may play a key function in Beijing’s use of strength to solve the Taiwan factor. This e-book may be of serious curiosity to all scholars and students of safety and strategic stories, Asian politics, geopolitics and army (naval) procedure.

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In 1979, at the time when he began the radical economic reforms which, in less than two decades, transformed China into the most dynamic economic power in Asia, Deng Xiaoping called for ‘a strong navy with a modern combat capability’. This call was repeated by Jiang Zemin in 1997 who, echoing Mao’s words, instructed the navy to ‘build up the nation’s great maritime wall’ (Cole 2000: 279). Mikhail Gorbachev’s accession to power in Moscow in 1985 and the subsequent evaporation of the Soviet threat triggered a radical revision of 24 THE GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXT Beijing’s strategic thinking.

By contrast, China’s geographic circumstances and historic traditions immediately put it at a disadvantage in its strategic competition with the United States. 23 THE GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXT Despite the fact that China has more than 17,000 kilometres of coastline and over 6,000 islands, history and geography have conspired to make China’s strategic culture one of a continental rather than a maritime state. Although the extent of China’s territory has waxed and waned through history, its current land borders are more than 16,000 kilometres in length.

In fact, the PRC’s political and military leadership initiated the development of an SLBM system as long ago as 1958, when Marshal Nie Rongzhen, the leader of weapons research and development, submitted a formal recommendation for commencing a nuclear submarine and SLBM programme to Mao and the central leadership. At the time, this decision may have reflected a politically motivated desire to emulate the nuclear force structures of other major powers more than any rational assessment of the relative merits of land-based and sea-based nuclear deterrence forces (Lewis and Xue 1994: 5).

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