China is rethinking strategies necessary in a military conflict with the US over Taiwan, according to the annual Defense Department report to Congress on Chinese military power. The report said the quick US capture of Baghdad in Iraq made China reconsider its view of US airpower as displayed in Kosovo as the likely mode of operations in a Taiwan conflict. The Pentagon report added that China believes that the US under the Bush administration is more likely to intervene militarily in conflicts with China in Taiwan or elsewhere. Chinese leaders, wary of direct military conflict with the US, are trying to develop ï¿½assassin's maceï¿½ weapons to prevent US intervention in conflicts, according to the report. The report said US officials were not sure what such weapons actually are, but that there had been increasing discussion of their importance in Chinese military circles.