A Senior Captain in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, writing in 2004 in China’s most prestigious military journal, surveys the now favorable geostrategic environment for accelerated Chinese maritime development, thereby articulating a rationale for a PLA Navy that is prepared to “defend a larger scope.”
Qi, Xu; Erickson, Andrew S.; and Goldstein, Lyle J.
"Maritime Geostrategy and the Development of the Chinese Navy in the Early Twenty-first Century,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 59:
4, Article 5.
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