2012 was a exceptional year for the Chinese defense economy as it produced a series of headline-grabbing technological accomplishments.
A new free report, edited by Tai Ming Cheung, The Chinese Defense Economy Takes Off; Sector-By-Sector Assessments and the Role of Military End-Users, presents readers with a collection of fifteen policy briefs from research papers presented at the third annual Chinese defense economy conference held by the Study of Innovation and Technology in China. It explores how China has made such impressive military technological progress over the past few years, what is in store, and what are the international security implications.
The report includes paper briefs from the top experts on Chinese military modernization, such as Kathleen Walsh, Maggie Marcum, Kevin Pollpeter, Michael Raska, Alanna Krolikowski, Gabe Collins, LeighAnn Ragland, Joe McReynolds, Debra Geary, Arthur Ding, Daniel Alderman, Jingdong Yuan, Brian Lafferty, Aaron Shraberg, Morgan Clemens, Vasily Kashin, Phillip C. Saunders, Joshua Wiseman, Bernard Cole, Cortez Copper, and Michael S. Chase.
Tai Ming Cheung is the director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). He directs the Minerva Initiative program on Chinese security and technology, a multi-year academic research and training project funded by the U.S. Defense Department to explore China’s technological potential. His most recent book, Fortifying China: The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy, was published in 2009 by Cornell University Press.