The Growth of China’s Military

A few different perspectives on China’s military. A fascinating video of the massive military parade from earlier this fall, followed by a pronouncement from President Xi about wanting 300,000 fewer troops, but significantly more high-tech ships and planes. This is actually similar to the US’ current strategy for the army, focusing on technology and rapid-response rather than large standing armies. Finally, check out an incident on the Chinese internet about what a Pacific war may look like, and if you’re interested in the American perspective, read PW Singer’s brilliant new Ghost Wars.



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