The Rise of China's Security-Industrial Complex

In 1961, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower coined the term “military-industrial complex” in his farewell address, warning that the combined interests of the military and private sector could undermine democracy and have unchecked influence in policymaking. In the Council on Foreign Relations' Net Politics blog, Valentin Weber writes that China is witnessing a similar phenomenon at the moment via the emergence of a security-industrial complex, made up of politicians dependent on security-related industries, private security companies, and the Ministry of Public Security. 


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