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China’s Real Blue Water Navy

Former CWP Fellow Andrew Erickson writes on the status of China's navy, specifically that China's naval strategy is unlike traditional European, Soviet or American models of naval development.  Rather, the strategy has two layers of developing high-end navy and anti-navy capabilities directed at contested areas close to home and lew-end capabilities for peacetime missions.  The full article can be found in the Diplomat, here: http://thediplomat.com/2012/08/30/chinas-not-so-scary-navy/2/?all=true