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Publisher/Brand Harpia Publishing
Author Andreas Rupprecht and Tom Cooper
No. Pages 80
Version Soft cover
Category Books on aviation
Subcategory Far East
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From the South China Sea to the mountains of Nepal, the continued economic rise of the People's Republic of China has led to a dramatic shift in the balance of power in the region. As a result, the relationship between China and its neighbours has become increasingly important for the future of the region and for the rest of the world.
This uniquely compact yet comprehensive directory serves as a richly illustrated, in-depth analysis and overview of the most important flashpoints that currently affect China and examines the regional conflicts that Beijing could be involved with in the future with a particular focus on People's Liberation Army air power.
Few expected the advances in China's economy and military to be made so quickly. With the surprise collapse of the Soviet Union, a former enemy was removed from the equation, focusing China's attention on global competition in the realms of economics and security, and leading to a growing interdependence with its regional allies and with the United States.
While the strategic situation in the region and the various relationships are dynamic and complicated, these themes are explained in clear terms by Andreas Rupprecht, a leading observer of Chinese aerospace and the country's military-industrial complex, and the author of the highly regarded Modern Chinese Warplanes from the same publisher. In each case, the air power that can be brought to bear by China in each regional scenario is clearly presented, including extensive orders of battle.
Flashpoint China is one of the first books in an all-new format from Harpia Publishing. Those readers familiar with Harpia's previous titles will recognise the layout, colour codes and high-quality paper.
Compared to earlier Harpia titles, however, the new series are altogether more compact, running to a total of 80 pages, and enabling coverage of 'smaller' themes. Of course, these books also retain the now-familiar in-depth coverage, painstaking research and lavish illustrations (around 80 in all) of their 'bigger brothers'.