TITLE

China's Party Struggles to Maintain Rule

AUTHOR(S)
Friedman, Norman
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2005, Vol. 131 Issue 11, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that China recently conducted a joint military exercise with the Russians, the ostensible scenario being an attack against a terrorist base. Skeptical Russian commentators observed that these were unusually well-armed terrorists, since the exercise involved thousands of conventional troops, heavy Backfire bombers and amphibious ships. The Chinese government has acknowledged that last year there were 74,000 demonstrations, mostly protests in the countryside against official corruption. Such activities strike a frightening historical chord.
ACCESSION #
18805131

 

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