The Military-Industrial Complex and the Ephemeral Hunt for Profits

  • Solomon M. Karmel


This chapter focuses on the changing nature of China’s military-industrial complex with respect to the management of ordnance production, military and civilian economic development, and self-sufficiency. Because the defense establishment broadly defined manages perhaps one-fifth of all Chinese industry and a large proportion of its GDP, its interest in the fields of economic development, industry, and business is a huge topic. Indeed, it is a topic that appears to be more important to the central government and many military planners than any international strategic goals or assignments.


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