RAND's China experts have examined a wide range of issues, including the country's military, political, and trade relations, especially with Taiwan and Japan; its environmental, economic, and health policies and prospects; and its international business and intellectual property (copyright) challenges.
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Center for Asia Pacific Policy;
RAND Project AIR FORCE;
RAND National Security Research Division;
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Research Briefs (10)
American interests in the Western Pacific depend on sea power. Yet China views nearby U.S. sea power as a threat, a counterweight to its regional interests, and a potential barrier to its access to the world's oceans, resources, and markets. David C. Gompert explores the future relationship between U.S. and Chinese sea power.
Presents scenarios to illustrate possible sources of military conflict with China over the next thirty years.
Discusses contrasting demographic trends in China and India through 2025 and what these imply for each country's economic performance.
This research brief examines how U.S.-China relations would be affected by the manner in which Taiwan's status is resolved.
RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) assessed three trends and provided projections of China's potential military expenditures through 2025.
While China is likely to narrow the technology gap by 2020, average civilian and military technological levels in China should be expected to remain significantly behind those of the United States and Japan.
Examines China's security strategy from historical, empirical, and theoretical perspectives; identifies the major features of the strategy and the major factors driving it; and assesses how the strategy will likely evolve.
Powerful domestic changes have driven Taiwanese leaders to walk a narrow and perilous path between confrontation and conciliation with China.
Whatever direction events in the Asian Pacific take, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) will likely play a pivotal part in China's evolution. This brief summarizes the PLA's political-military system and likely role in the succession process.