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China’s Assertive Behavior

Part Three: The Role of the Military in Foreign Policy

Michael D. Swaine

China’s Assertive Behavior

In examining the origins, characteristics, and likely future course of a “more assertive” China, many analysts point to the supposedly growing role of the Chinese military (or People’s Liberation Army—PLA) in Beijing’s overall foreign and foreign-related policy process. For such observers, the PLA—...
Topics: 
Military, Politics
Keywords: 
Military Policy