søndag 3. januar 2021

China military: how Beijing is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern armed forces

Beijing wants the People’s Liberation Army to be ‘fully modernised’ by 2027, the centenary of its founding during the civil war. It’s been downsized and restructured, while the government spends more to develop advanced weapons and technologies like artificial intelligence. 

As regional tensions rise, a more assertive China has set a goal of turning its vast People’s Liberation Army into a modern fighting force by 2027, and a world-class military by 2050 – but how far has it come, and where is it headed?