Althouth Beijing is concerned with Taiwan''s development, theirpriorities at the beginning of this century are problems related to its political and economic reforms,and the management of the social stress management resulting from its rapid economic development . Moreover, at present, China places great emphasis on its military modernization, which is becoming a threat to Taiwan and the neighboring countries. In fact, learning from Kosovo War, China has come up with the so-called “New Three Offensive and Three Defensive. ” Meanwhile, following the 9th Five-Year Plan, the 10th Five-Year Plan is forging ahead with a two-digit budget growth,the completion of a series of national defense projects in recent years ,and the full support of China''s third- and fourth- generation leaders. Inspired by the United States of America and its allies, China aims at building advanced armed forces that are equipped with modern information technology and capable of winning regional wars.
The development of China''s missle forces,fast-reation forces,space technology,and the procurement of advanced airplanes,warships for its air and naval forces have caught the world''s attention.Under the directive of China''s 11th Five-Year Plan, China plans to reform its organization,
enhance the quality of its personnel,and it is estimated that it could attain its goals if there were no outside inference.With a strong nationalism and a totalitarian government controlled by the Communist Party,how China will use its military power will be the world''s major concern.
With intense Hostility between Taiwan and China,policy makers should exercise great caution when dealing with the changes in China''s military development so that our national security and the public''s well-being will not be compromised.