China's Strategic Behaviour19 January 2012
This white paper assesses China's strategic behaviour and what it means for the US while highlighting China's strategic outlook, including the key political, economic and military components.
The paper provides detailed information about how China has responded to anti-access measures around Taiwan, activities to defend the sea lines of communication, 'informationisation', asymmetric approaches such as cyber war and economic measures such as restricting rare earth exports.
The paper concludes that China's strategic behaviour is driven by the overriding goal of regime survival, the status of Taiwan and continued economic growth, aspects of its strategic perspective that are most critical to regime survival.
China's Strategic Behaviour