Find this documentary from 2007 in Youtube. In France 5 produced documentary authors speak of first confrontation of Chinese and American army in 1996 close to Taiwan.
In 2007 year produced documentary it's told that China has advanced and modernized it's war technology, by learning USA technics in First Gulf war, Kosowo, Afghanistan, Iraq and other.
China has deployed system that can shut down USA satelites over Asia..
I would say,pretty interesting topic, with more interest about nowadays:
Watch it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGzymvvL1EI