skip to content
The prospect of China's access to naval facilities in Burma and the ramifications for regional stability Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The prospect of China's access to naval facilities in Burma and the ramifications for regional stability

Author: Victor A Chin; Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Publisher: Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2007.
Dissertation: Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)--Naval Postgraduate School, June 2007.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : National government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This thesis examines the prospect of the People's Liberation Army Navy to gain access to naval facilities in Burma and the implications for the Asia-Pacific region. With much of China's energy resources sailing through the Strait of Malacca, Burma is in a strategic position to affect China's energy security design. If China were given access to port facilities in Burma to service the expanding Chinese naval fleet,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor A Chin; Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 156949240
Notes: Thesis Advisor(s): Malley, Michael ; Miller, Alice L.
"June 2007."
Author subject(s): China, Burma, ASEAN, India, Japan, South Korea, Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia, PLAN, Navy, Sea Lines of Communication, energy, oil, military, regional cooperation, modernization.
DTIC Descriptor(s): Stability, security, naval shore facilities, China, Burma, foreign policy, theses, ports(facilities), Asia, military modernization, fleets(ships), military forces(foreign), naval vessels.
DTIC Indentifier(s): Maritime security, Asia-Pacific, regional stability, PLA(People's Liberation Army), PLA navy, naval facilities.
Description: xii, 83 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.
Responsibility: Victor A. Chin.

Abstract:

This thesis examines the prospect of the People's Liberation Army Navy to gain access to naval facilities in Burma and the implications for the Asia-Pacific region. With much of China's energy resources sailing through the Strait of Malacca, Burma is in a strategic position to affect China's energy security design. If China were given access to port facilities in Burma to service the expanding Chinese naval fleet, it would give PLAN the ability to control maritime trade routes as well as the ability to command strategic chokepoints along those routes jeopardizing the security interests of the maritime powers that depend on these waters. The increase in PLAN's capabilities could generate an uncertain climate and prompt a build up of rival naval powers in the region. This thesis will argue that although the PLA Navy will be able to ply China's extended sea lines of communication with the help of Burmese naval facilities, the Chinese naval vessels have not attained sufficient modernization to pose a major threat to the United States or the regional powers. It is also unlikely China would challenge the U.S., the current guarantor of freedom of navigation, for dominance of the sea. The danger will come from the regional instability caused by the naval arms race to counter the expanded capabilities of the PLA Navy.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(3)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/156949240> # The prospect of China's access to naval facilities in Burma and the ramifications for regional stability
    a bgn:Thesis, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:inSupportOf "Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)--Naval Postgraduate School, June 2007." ;
    library:oclcnum "156949240" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Place/monterey_california> ; # Monterey, California
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206073> ; # China.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207835> ; # Burma.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Place/burma> ; # Burma.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Place/china> ; # China.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Organization/asean> ; # ASEAN.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/145098799> ; # ASEAN.
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/145415291> ; # Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Person/chin_victor_a> ; # Victor A. Chin
    schema:datePublished "2007" ;
    schema:description "This thesis examines the prospect of the People's Liberation Army Navy to gain access to naval facilities in Burma and the implications for the Asia-Pacific region. With much of China's energy resources sailing through the Strait of Malacca, Burma is in a strategic position to affect China's energy security design. If China were given access to port facilities in Burma to service the expanding Chinese naval fleet, it would give PLAN the ability to control maritime trade routes as well as the ability to command strategic chokepoints along those routes jeopardizing the security interests of the maritime powers that depend on these waters. The increase in PLAN's capabilities could generate an uncertain climate and prompt a build up of rival naval powers in the region. This thesis will argue that although the PLA Navy will be able to ply China's extended sea lines of communication with the help of Burmese naval facilities, the Chinese naval vessels have not attained sufficient modernization to pose a major threat to the United States or the regional powers. It is also unlikely China would challenge the U.S., the current guarantor of freedom of navigation, for dominance of the sea. The danger will come from the regional instability caused by the naval arms race to counter the expanded capabilities of the PLA Navy."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1862401504> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "National government publication"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The prospect of China's access to naval facilities in Burma and the ramifications for regional stability"@en ;
    schema:productID "156949240" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/156949240#PublicationEvent/monterey_california_naval_postgraduate_school_2007> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Agent/naval_postgraduate_school> ; # Naval Postgraduate School
    schema:url <http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469978> ;
    schema:url <http://edocs.nps.edu/npspubs/scholarly/theses/2007/Jun/07Jun_Chin.pdf> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/156949240> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Agent/naval_postgraduate_school> # Naval Postgraduate School
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Naval Postgraduate School" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Person/chin_victor_a> # Victor A. Chin
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Chin" ;
    schema:givenName "Victor A." ;
    schema:name "Victor A. Chin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1862401504#Place/monterey_california> # Monterey, California
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Monterey, California" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1206073> # China.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "China." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1207835> # Burma.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Burma." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/145098799> # ASEAN.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "ASEAN." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/145415291> # Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/156949240>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/156949240> ; # The prospect of China's access to naval facilities in Burma and the ramifications for regional stability
    schema:dateModified "2016-06-29" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.