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The Impact of Foreign Weapons and Technology on the Modernization of China's People's Liberation Army
Report for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

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by Richard Fisher, Jr.
Published on January 1st, 2004
PAPERS & STUDIES

In January 2004 IASC Vice President Richard Fisher submitted a detailed review and analysis of how, over the last 20 years, China has used access to foreign weapons to fuel its accelerating military modernization.Over 200 pages in length, this report assesses the scale of Chinese weapons purchases, their main suppliers, their impact on the security of the United States and Taiwan, and also presents detailed assessments of individual weapons sold to China.

To read the complete report, please visit the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission website.

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