Conference on the Rise of China's Military Forces: How much is enough?

China´s armed forces are the largest in the world. China is number two as concerns military budget. For more than a decade the budget has been expanding over 10% each year. How much is enough for China? Are we experiencing a regional arms race in Asia tending to go global? What is the role of Peoples Liberation Army and why is it

CMS has the pleasure of inviting you to the conference "The Rise of China's Military Forces: How much is enough?". It will take place on Friday, March 21, 14:00-16:00, at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, in room 7.0.40.

The key note speaker is Dennis J. Blasko, an independent analyst and former Senior Fellow at the National Defense University, Washington D.C. He is former military attaché in Beijing. He is author of one of the very best analyses of the Chinese armed forces. ("The Chinese Army today." Second revised and updates action, 2012). He will lecture on "Chinese Military Theory, strategy and operational concepts."

Then associate professor Liselotte Odgaard, ph.d., Royal Danish Defence College, an international China scholar will give a short presentation on "Peaceful coexistence, active defense and deterrence in territorial disputes."

After these two presentations there will be a debate with the two scholars.

Introduction and chair: prof. Bertel Heurlin, CMS.

Registration by e-mail is required by noon Wednesday, March 19, to

Download the poster here.