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Archive – August 2011

The 2011 Department of Defense Report to Congress on the “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” was released last week to the public.  Full report here.
James Fallows of the Atlantic writes in his blog about Chinese hacking and the excellent analysis coming from former fellow Professor Andrew Erickson.  Says Fallows, "I encourage you to follow Andrew S. Erickson's ongoing reports and analyses, which go into this in very great depth and are based on original Chinese-language sources."  Full blog entry here.
Aaron Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and a former deputy assistant for national security affairs in the Office of the Vice President, recently published a new book, A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia,  that examines China's growing strength and what this means to the United States.
It is likely that Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to examine the downed American stealth helicopter that was used in the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout.  Link to the New York Times article.
In "China's Realized Carrier Dream," 2010 CWP Fellow Andrew Erickson writes in the Diplomat that China's navy has finally realized its dream of procuring an aircraft carrier and putting it to sea.  Says Erickson, "a newly-wed couple wants a ‘starter home,’ a new great power wants a ‘starter carrier.’"  Read the full article here. For more lengthy analysis, please visit Erickson's China SignPost.