Deep Analysis: How China Is Replacing America As Asia’s Military Titan

Reuters' journalists are making a big and investigative report about China as a military superpower .... among other things ... 

"Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower – and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured. In 1938, in the midst of a long campaign to bring China under Communist Party rule, revolutionary leader Mao Zedong wrote: “Whoever has an army has power.”
Xi Jinping, Mao’s latest successor, has taken that dictum to heart. He has donned camouflage fatigues, installed himself as commander-in-chief and taken control of the two million-strong Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army. It is the biggest overhaul of the PLA since Mao led it to victory in the nation’s civil war and founded the People’s Republic in 1949. Xi has accelerated the PLA’s shift to naval power from a traditionally land-based force. He has broken up its vast, Maoist-era military bureaucracy. A new chain of command leads directly to Xi as chairman of the Central Military Commission, China’s top military decision-making body. Operational leadership of naval, missile, air, ground and cyber forces has been separated from administration and training - a structure that Chinese and Western defense analysts say borrows from U.S. military organization.
The Chinese leader isn’t just revolutionizing the PLA. Xi is making a series of moves that are transforming both China and the global order. He has abandoned reform architect Deng Xiaoping’s injunction that China should hide its strength and bide its time. The waiting game is over. Xi’s speeches are peppered with references to his “Chinese dream,” where an ancient nation recovers from the humiliation of foreign invasion and retakes its rightful place as the dominant power in Asia...."

 

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-army-xi/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

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Major chess moves happening. China. N Korea. Russia...

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China boosted its military spending by 8.1% in 2018. As it looks to further advance an ambitious modernization drive for its armed forces, its annual military spending may exceed US$1,782 billion in 2049!!!

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It's obviously, China has started to show "a new face" parallel with the expansion of their influence... 

“ Decision from US will contribute to volatility in Middle East and intl energy market. We urge US to take a responsible attitude and play a constructive role, not the opposite.”
--China Foreign Ministry

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14 hours ago, Pavel said:

China boosted its military spending by 8.1% in 2018. As it looks to further advance an ambitious modernization drive for its armed forces, its annual military spending may exceed US$1,782 billion in 2049!!!

A very good reason to minimize trade with China and cooperate with other, more friendly, nations. 

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