China's Perspective on Nuclear Deterrence
Yunzhu, Yao, Air & Space Power Journal
My topic is about China's perspective on deterrence, but before I deal with the topic, I must point out that for a long time in the Cold War, China strongly opposed the concept of nuclear deterrence, which, as so frequently used by the US government, had carried with it such derogatory connotations as "nuclear blackmail," "nuclear coercion," "nuclear containment," and "nuclear threat." And China, as the country most frequently threatened by nuclear attack, was understandably reluctant to use such a term.1 Not until the late 1980s or early 1990s, when China's drive toward defense modernization inspired academic debate, did deterrence gain acceptance as a key concept in strategic studies …
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Publication information: Article title: China's Perspective on Nuclear Deterrence. Contributors: Yunzhu, Yao - Author. Journal title: Air & Space Power Journal. Volume: 24. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2010. Page number: 27+. © 2003 U.S. Air Force. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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