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China S Private Army

Author: Alessandro Arduino
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811072159
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This book illustrates the role that Private Security Companies (PSC) with ‘Chinese characteristics’ play in protecting people and property associated with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The revival of the ancient Silk Road economic “belt,” combined with the 21st Century sea lanes of communication known as the “road,” is intended to enhance global connectivity and increase commercial activity. However, the socio-political risks associated with Chinese outbound direct investments are often overlooked. Terrorism, separatism, kidnapping and other risks are mostly new to Chinese companies, some of which are operating abroad for the first time. Economic globalization and the transnational exploitation of natural resources have increased the need for Chinese-owned PSCs in spite of the disdain for the profession of “a lance for hire.” Due to peculiar geo-strategic and geo-economic features, the “belt” from Central Asia to Pakistan and the “road” from the Somali coast to the Strait of Malacca are characterized by a high level of insecurity. This book’s focus on how the state’s monopoly of force privatization can play a significant role in protecting the New Silk Road will be of interest to policymakers, journalists, and academics.

Mercenaries A Guide To Private Armies And Private Military Companies

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483364666
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Mercenaries have been active in battle from the beginning of military history and, as private armies and military support firms, they are a major component of warfare today. Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation—all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the U.S. military. However, privatization is not a uniquely American phenomenon. Countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia and Australia rely on privatization in one form or another. Historically, heads of state, politicians, and other administrators have justified use of mercenaries on the basis of their effectiveness, and cost-savings. These reasons and others continue to serve as rationales for use of private military companies in military strategy. Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations active on the international military scene today, including a concise history of mercenaries and private armies on land, sea, and in the air. Narrative chapters are amply supplemented by sidebars including biographies of major figures, key statistics, historical and current documents, contracts, and legislation on private armies and outsourced military services. Each chapter includes a bibliography of books, journal articles, and web sites, and a general bibliography concludes the entire work.

China S Entrepreneurial Army

Author: Tai Ming Cheung
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199246908
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'This is a remarkable book, and a testament to the author's longtime pre-eminence in covering the issue. I wholeheartedly recommend China's Entrepreneurial Army to anyone interested in Chinese military affairs, civil-military relations, or corruption.' -The China Quarterly'An outstanding piece of scholarship on a difficult yet fascinating subject... The strengths of this book lie in the author's unparalleled access to the inner workings of the military commercial economy... displays great analytical and theoretical depth.' -The China QuarterlyThis book examines the rise and fall of the Chinese military business complex between the early 1980s and late 1990s. Based upon extensive primary source research, Cheung analyses the commercial success of this economic powerhouse, its impact on civil--military relations, and the broader benefits and drawbacks of the military's participation in money-making activities in relation to military professionalism and economic modernization.

China And The Great War

Author: Guoqi Xu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521842123
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This book is the first full-length study of China's involvement in World War One.

China S Quest For Global Dominance

Author: Maj Gen P JS Sandhu
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9381411824
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Today, the whole world is watching China with great interest and that includes India. China has been termed – a threat, a challenge, an opportunity, a concern, a competitor, the next superpower, a global player and many more things. It depends, who is looking at it and from where? In 2009, United Service Institution (USI) of India decided to commence a five years study programme on China. Towards that end, we held the National Security Seminar 2009 titled ‘Rising China – Opportunity or Strategic Challenge’ on 25-26 November 2009. Its proceedings have been published in the form of a book. This seminar on Chinas Quest for Global Dominance : Reality or Myth is a continuation of the above study. It focused on : China’s grand strategy; economic future; military capability and PLA’s modernisation; and, an assessment of China’s strategic posture.

War And Nationalism In China 1925 1945

Author: Hans van de Ven
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134759258
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In 1937, the Nationalists under Chiang Kaishek were leading the Chinese war effort against Japan and were lauded in the West for their efforts to transform China into an independent and modern nation; yet this image was quickly tarnished. The Nationalists were soon denounced as militarily incompetent, corrupt, and antidemocratic and Chiang Kaishek, the same. In this book, van de Ven investigates the myths and truths of Nationalist resistance including issues such as: the role of the US in East Asia during the Second World War the achievements of Chiang Kaishek as Nationalist leader the respective contributions of the Nationalists and the Communists to the defeat of Japan the consequences of the Europe First strategy for Asia. War and Nationalism in China offers a major new interpretation of the Chinese Nationalists, placing their war of resistance against Japan in the context of their prolonged efforts to establish control over their own country and providing a critical reassessment of Allied Warfare in the region. This groundbreaking volume will interest students and researchers of Chinese History and Warfare.

Dictionary Of Contemporary Chinese Military History

Author: Larry M. Wortzel
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313293376
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Provides a basic reference on the military history of contemporary China through an examination of China's 19th century military clashes with the West and Japan, and the evolution of the Red Army.

Military Transition In Early Modern Asia 1400 1750

Author: Kaushik Roy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780938004
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A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the extra-European world. Kaushik Roy conducts a comparative analysis of the armies and navies of the large agrarian bureaucratic empires of Asia, focusing on the question of how far the Asian polities were able to integrate gunpowder weapons in their military systems. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750 offers important insights into the common patterns in war making across the region, and the impact of firearms and artillery.

The China Pakistan Axis

Author: Andrew Small
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190257571
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The Beijing-Islamabad axis plays a central role in Asia's geopolitics, from India's rise to the prospects for a post-American Afghanistan, from the threat of nuclear terrorism to the continent's new map of mines, ports and pipelines. China is Pakistan's great economic hope and its most trusted military partner; Pakistan is the battleground for China's encounters with Islamic militancy and the heart of its efforts to counter-balance the emerging US-India partnership. For decades, each country has been the other's only 'all-weather' friend. Yet the relationship is still little understood. The wildest claims about it are widely believed, while many of its most dramatic developments are hid- den from the public eye. This book sets out the recent history of Sino-Pakistani ties and their ramifications for the West, for India, for Afghanistan, and for Asia as a whole. It tells the stories behind some of its most sensitive aspects, including Beijing's support for Pakistan's nuclear program, China's dealings with the Taliban, and the Chinese military's planning for crises in Pakistan. It describes a relationship increasingly shaped by Pakistan's internal strife, and the dilemmas China faces between the need for regional stability and the imperative for strategic competition with India and the USA.

A Short History Of The Chinese People

Author: L. Carrington Goodrich
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486169235
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Discusses major currents of Chinese history, philosophy, culture and politics, beginning with the Shang, Chou and Han dynasties, and culminating with the birth of the Chinese Republic in 1912. 17 maps, 25 illustrations.