In 2012, Tim Heath, then an analyst at U.S. Pacific Command, published a scholarly article that considered whether in fact China had a national strategy (“What Does China Want? Discerning the PRC’s National Strategy,” Asian Security 8, no. 1 , pp. 54–72). Drawing extensively from Chinese sources, Heath argued that China did not have a formal national strategy document but did outline the essential elements of a national strategy in the authoritative writings of the Chinese Communist Party.
Rielage, Dale C.
"China’s New Governing Party Paradigm:Political Renewal and the Pursuit of National Rejuvenation, by Timothy Heath,"
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