Welcome to the Department of the Air Force's China Aerospace Studies Institute   

CASI Banner

Unrestricted Warfare is Not China's Master Plan

  • Published
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute

            The book “Unrestricted Warfare” (UW), published in 1999 by People’s Liberation Army officers Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui has been thoroughly discussed and lauded by many in the West as an important document for understanding the Chinese strategic perspective. An article published in War on the Rocks went as far as to say the authors, “were about a decade and a half before their time.” In many universities and other higher learning institutions excerpts from the book are assigned and studied.  NewsMax Media, Medina University Press International and Natraj Publishers even added “China’s Master Plan to Destroy America” as a subtitle. Shadow Lawn Press’ 2017 publication of UW depicted a woman representing the U.S. sleeping with the words, “Wake Up, America! China’s Master Plan to Destroy America”.   Overall, since UW’s publication in English, the book has been used and cited many times as an important work in understanding China’s military strategy.

Click here for the full article