It is 1949 A.D. that PRC started her airforce, while establishing new regime. Because of the factors of international and intranational environment and the lack of aerial industry capabilities, airforce was endowed with annihilating remains of enemy and supporting army. With the outbreak of Korean War, PRCAF built a large amount of aircrafts quickly abiding by acquiring equipment while staging war. At the end of war, airforce had grown up to a considerable force which sticks to the rules of defending air priority within border.
After regime change, Deng revaluated the world situation, assessed the peace and development is the most import, and decree military strategy transformation. The new military strategy is building power through peaceful environment which was prepareing imminent nuclear world war, and emphasize build up modernized potential military power.
Through the success of economic policy adjustment, the growing national power, global strategy structure, and the effect of new military revolution, the current airforce strategy is integrating air power and space power, and capable of attacking and defending at the same time.
Therefore, the aim of the essay is to interview changing factors and trends of PLAAF’s strategy from 1949 to 2008 through the factor of strategic thinking, environment and military power. The conclusions are that the influence and trends of PRC’s developing airpower strategy indicates that it is the important support of acquiring national interests and strategic approach. And with the growth of regional anti-access power, the essence of airpower strategy is preferred attacking gradually, and the outcome of airpower capability affects PRC’s strategic decision greatly.