Foundations of Strategy is thought culture, strategic thinking will blend into the development history of a country or national culture of ideas. Thus, strategic thinking is a cultural. Development of strategic thinking is a cultural phenomenon. Thought culture combine with strategic thinking constitute the general sense of strategic culture. Strategic culture is built on a certain historical and cultural traditions of the nation to form the strategic thinking and strategic theory. The idea and theoretical guide strategic actions and impact the social culture and thought. Have ideology, Historical inheritance,、State system with regional characteristics and other attributes will enact a subconscious and cultural complex of historical of realistic strategy.
CPC strategic culture is by both traditional strategic culture, and the impact of realism, especially Confucianism. Therefore, more difficult to generalize is peaceful or warlike; its strategic culture should be included peaceful and warlike two kinds of construction. Both dialectical mode of thinking is also co-exist with each other, and forming the“defense school”of strategic culture. Sun Tzu said:“Know yourself and know your enemy, and you will never be defeated.”Because strategic culture is reflected in the strategic community in common, shared knowledge and values, will affect the decision-makers of the strategic decision-making model, strategic preferences and use of force to resolve the dispute tendencies. Therefore, we clearly understand the formation of strategic culture CCP sources. CCP 's strategic culture trait is following the Chinese Communist Party's traditional strategic thinking to military readiness,、cautious in war, righteous wars, defense, strategic views and Pay attention to the dignity of the characteristics.
CCP's strategic culture is realistic tone of political thought. Their military thinking has already formed in the Maoist period. Although through Interpretation by the different leaders, but still full of character Communist Socialism. That can understand the structural changes of the CPC Strategic Culture from View current development of the CCP’s strategic culture from the change the angle of view. By the traditional characteristics to observed and describe. Through analyze the complex effecting factors. China's Confucian like American liberalism, can only be regarded as smoke bombs, such as the leaders of both idealists talk, as well as they can act as realists like.