China: October 6, 2003


China is offering 1,600 of its "fast track" military officers the opportunity to go to graduate school. The officers will get Masters and PhD degrees in technology areas useful to ongoing military reforms. Noting the success of a similar educational program in the US (which has been in place for nearly half a century), the Chinese want to make sure that the armed forces not only gets high tech weaponry, but has officers who understand the stuff and know how to use it effectively.




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