Explaining China's Participation in Bilateral and Multilateral Military Exercises

Wilson Chau

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    The People's Liberation Army's recent participation in bilateral and multilateral military exercises is a remarkable evolution in China's approach to military diplomacy and national security. These exercises are better understood when viewed within the context of Beijing's confidencebuilding strategy, recognition of non-traditional threats, emphasis on force modernisation and military operations other than war, and desire to counterbalance the United States. In addition, the analysis of both the benefits and implications these exercises have for the Chinese military provides observers with a better understanding of the People's Liberation Army and its approach to military diplomacy
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-69
    JournalSecurity Challenges
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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