Growing Chinese Naval Forces
Type 022 (Houbei-class) fast-attack missile craft
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This report provides a one-stop download of the articles posted this week on various aspects of understanding the Chinese challenge. Richard Weitz provides an analysis of the Chinese naval challenge. He also examines the history of the Chinese-American military diplomatic relationship and puzzles over its future accomplishments. Dr. Harald Malmgren takes a look at the contradictions of Chinese economic development. And finally Dr. Robbin Laird provides alternative templates for understanding the Chinese challenge.