Essays on Chinas Military Modernization Report

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  The paper "China’ s Military Modernization" is a wonderful example of a report on sociology. Populous China, one of the most debated eastern nations of the world, has a rich ancient civilization. On the contemporary note, China has been making stride upon stride in terms of modernization. It terms this modernization, which includes modernization on the defence front too, a journey towards peaceful development. By peaceful development, China claims that the development is intended for the uplift and prosperity of all the nations and promotion of common development in the same. China's reiteration in this regard came again on the occasion of the Communist Party of China's (CPC) 90th founding anniversary.

The reiteration stressed the point that peaceful development was part of a strategic choice made by the nation in order to realize modernization, strengthen it, make it prosperous and contribute to the overall growth and betterment of human civilization (Wang, 2011). China path to peaceful development has been seen as having a flip side. It intends to use world peace for its own development, it wants to achieve its development through its own efforts that involve innovation and reform, and it, at the same time, wants to keep itself open to other countries so that it could learn from them and use the learning as a process for its own development.

Peaceful development, thus, is an umbrella term used to define open, independent, scientific, common and cooperative development. The results have been encouraging for the nation; something which is seen as a threat by other developed or developing nations, which include Western superpowers and as well as its immediate nations, which to are making strides if not equal to it.

In recent decades, China's overall growth and strength have seen phenomenal changes; both on economic and defence fronts. In 2010 China recorded as much as 16 times the economic output in comparison to what it was in 1978. The output was pegged at US$5.88 trillion, which meant around 9.3 per cent of the whole world. In 1978 it was a meagre 1.8 per cent. The progress is seen as steady and is taken as a catalyst towards China becoming an information-based, industrialized, urbanized, internationalized and market-oriented nation.

Not delving too deep in the past statistics, if China's recent growth is tabulated, then it comes as a surprise that in comparison to the world's average it's per capita income grew to 46.8 per cent in 2010 from 24.9 per cent in 2005.

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