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dc.contributor.author Lee, Dongmin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-11T02:05:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-11T02:05:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2011-01-11T02:05:54Z
dc.identifier.citation Lee, D. (2010). Swords to ploughshares : China’s defence-conversion policy. (RSIS Working Paper, No. 204). Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/6505
dc.description.abstract There are inherent structural difficulties encountered in the beating of swords into ploughshares. China sought to resolve problems associated with its defence-conversion programme with grand strategic planning involving concerted efforts from all three pillars of power -- the party, the state and the army. A review of the defence-conversion programme suggests that the role of the military can be extended to encompass non-traditional missions during peacetime in order to reduce the burden on the national economy of defence spending, not only by diversification out of defence production but also by integration of the armed forces into more development-oriented activities.
dc.format.extent 41 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries RSIS Working Paper ; 204/10
dc.subject DRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science
dc.title Swords to ploughshares : China’s defence-conversion policy
dc.type Working Paper
dc.contributor.school S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

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