China’s Military Strategy for a ‘New Era’

In the Journal of Strategic Studies, Joel Wuthnow and I examine the military strategic guidelines for China’s People’s Liberation Army adopted by the Central Military Commission in 2019.

This strategy was consistent with the previous one from 2014 but framed by Xi’s political consolidation, growing threats from the United States and Taiwan, and a new military structure. We document the strategy and then consider what would lead to a more fundamental change in the future.

Read the article here.