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INTR13-303: China's Defence and Security


This subject examines China’s defence and security in terms of the risks and challenges it faces, its strategic environment and policy directions. Historical-cultural factors that shape contemporary China’s strategic outlook are also considered, as is the new strategic landscape that is emerging under China’s expanding influence. This has been aided by the transformation of its defence and security forces through increased technological sophistication whilst ensuring ideological commitment. Traditional and non-traditional, internal and external security issues are explored through class exercises. These include transborder issues, counter-terrorism, new defence missions, and influence operations.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890

Learning outcomes

1. Understand, identify and analyse the contributing factors and processes that shape China’s defence and security profile
2. Lead and collaborate in group work that requires analysis of information and incorporation of diverse views
3. Understand Chinese defence and security principles within the International Relations system so that responsible and objective assessments are made

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021