EDITOR’S NOTE ON CHINESE SEA POWER SPECIAL ISSUE

Publication: China Brief Volume: 5 Issue: 4

Dear Readers:

As a maritime power, China’s naval developments remain an issue of intense interest for Western policymakers as its meteoric economic development paves the way for China’s transformation as a major global power. In light of Beijing’s quest to secure energy resources, its extensive maritime seaboard, and unresolved territorial disputes, Chinese naval interests deserve continued attention. Undoubtedly, the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) ability to adequately defend China’s sea lines of communication (SLOCs) will be critical to protecting its overseas interests. Jamestown is proud to present this special issue of China Brief on Chinese naval developments and maritime strategy.

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