中國人民解放軍自成立以來，是一支服從於黨的戰鬥部隊。但隨著中國國力快速上升，國際非傳統安全威脅日益增大，為了國家戰略利益，解放軍開始從事外交型任務。本研究欲從解放軍所從事的外交型任務（包含硬體面與軟體面）作為研究的基礎，並嘗試探討其背後的國家戰略意涵，同時分析在這些任務需求下，中國如何運用解放軍執行外交型任務，完成國家戰略目標。並期望從外交型任務的變化中觀察解放軍與外交任務的流變與影響，期望從中觀察其獨有的中國特色，最後嘗試探討外交型任務對解放軍在軍事上以及超軍事的種種影響以及改變。 Military force is a basic unit which has legal armaments for homeland protection and military operations. Diplomacy is the integrative process between two nations thought economic, trade, cultural, and a variety of ways to communicate with other nations for the purpose of mutual benefits. In this study, focus on the interrelations between diplomacy and military force which constitute the evolution and implication behind the military diplomacy.
Since the foundation of the People''s Liberation Army (PLA), it is the military arm of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and de facto armed force of the People''s Republic of China (PRC). But with the sky rocketing rise of the power of PRC and the enlargement of unconventional security threat, the PLA began to deal with the diplomatic operations for their national strategic interesting.
In this study, I aim at the PLA''s diplomatic operations as the foundation of the research. And discuss the national strategic meaning behind those operations, also how PRC use the PLA to achieve those operations for the national strategic goals. Through the evolution and influence of PLA and it''s diplomatic operations this study expect to make a painstaking investigation of the China style within those operations. And in the end, this study will discuss the military and extra-military influence of diplomatic operations upon the PLA.