The Characteristics of China’s National Security

Chen Ou


China is the unique state whose civilization has never been interrupted by other civilizations. China has particular characteristics on her national security. China’s national security has been affected by domestic factors such as geography, culture, science and technology, ideology and other factors. At the same time, international factors have deeply impacted China’s national security. To China’s national security, the year of 1840 and 1949 are two watersheds. Before 1840, China had owned absolute advantage on national security in East Asia. After 1840, China rapidly lost her supreme position in East Asia. Her national security fell into predicament. In 1949, Chinese Communist Party founded the People’s Republic of China. China’s national security took place great change. Checking China’s history, the continuous Chinese civilization benefited by the common characteristics on her national security.

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