Kathleen T. Rhem, American Forces Press Service, July 20, 2005

China appears to be taking a page from U.S. doctrine and working to improve its information warfare capabilities, according to a comprehensive DoD report on Chinese military power released July 19.

In 2004, China introduced a new term in the country’s military doctrine: "local wars under conditions of informationalization."

In DoD’s 2005 report to Congress on China’s military power, defense officials explain this term refers to the People’s Liberation Army’s "emphasis on information technology as a force multiplier."  (more)