On May 28, 2013, the Academy of Military Science (AMS), the highest-level research institute of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), published a report titled "The Strategic Assessment 2012." The report analyzed the international strategic situation and regionally sensitive issues, as well as setting forth some counter strategies.
Experts and scholars from several different disciplines prepared the AMS 2012 report, which is now published in both Chinese and English. it contains a total of nearly 50, 000 words. The report includes a preface and nine chapters: Asian Pacific Strategic Situation, the U.S. Asian Pacific “Re-balancing,” U.S.-China Relations, Strategic Gaming by Major Powers, New Trends in Regional Economic Development, Asia-Pacific Maritime Security, the Iranian Nuclear Crisis, the Korean Peninsula, and the Asia-Pacific Military Competition.
The AMS 2012 report is the second research report to perform a strategic assessment. Henceforth it will be an annual report.
Chen Zhou, chief editor of the AMS 2012 report, stated in an interview, “Releasing the annual assessment report is to let the world learn about our viewpoint and to hear our voice.”
Source: People’s Daily, May 28, 2013