This article is part of a series examining the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) white paper “Unrestricted Warfare” from 1999. You can read the previous parts here.

Previously, we explored the strategic paperUnrestricted Warfare” by Chinese colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, focusing on technology’s impact on warfare, decentralization, and the need for adaptable military strategies in the global landscape. We also covered the concept of “Fighting the Fight That Fits One’s Weapons” versus “Making the Weapons To Fit the Fight” and the implications for modern conflicts like the Global War on Terror (GWOT).

In continuation, Qiao and Wang present the concept of “Weapons of New Concepts and New Concepts of Weapons.”

In their thought-provoking analysis, both Chinese military veterans challenge conventional notions of “new weapons” and delve into the profound impact of technology on modern warfare.