Deng Xiaoping's Military Modernization and the National Security Interests of the People's Republic of China in the East Asian Region during the Cold War (1980-1991)

Zofrano Ibrahimsyah Magribi Sultani(1*), Ahmad Gussef Wildani(2), Faruq Setya Wargi(3), Gregorius Alberto Zinadine Zidane(4), Okada Ali(5), Alfin Dwi Rahmawan(6),

(1) Department of History, Faculty of Social Science, State University of Malang.
(2) Department of History Science, Faculty of Social, Law, and Political Sciences, Yogyakarta State University
(3) Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Brawijaya
(4) Department of State Administration Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Musamus Merauke University
(5) Department of Indonesian Language Studies, School of Language and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
(6) Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Bangka Belitung University
(*) Corresponding Author


After Mao Zedong, China arranged military modernization at the 12th National People's Congress on 1-11 September 1982 to become Deng Xiaoping's modernization priority in response to the constellation of political and military forces of the United States of America and the Soviet Union. The research aims to analyze Deng Xiaoping’s military modernization for the interests of China's national security during the Cold War (1980-1991). The research method uses historical methods which consist of problem determination, heuristics, verification, interpretation, and historiography. The results of the research findings are that the modernization of the Chinese military carried out by Deng Xiaoping protected China's national security interests in building and developing its military capabilities in the East Asian region from 1980-1991. 


china; deng xiaoping; east asia; military modernization; national security

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