Troops take part in a military parade on China’s National Day on October 1. The parade featured some of the People’s Liberation Army’s most sophisticated arsenal – a show of power that would not go down well with the many already rankled by Beijing’s growing assertiveness on the global stage. Photo: Xinhua

China’s military posturing during its National Day parade won’t win it any friends

Topic |   China's military weapons

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Troops take part in a military parade on China’s National Day on October 1. The parade featured some of the People’s Liberation Army’s most sophisticated arsenal – a show of power that would not go down well with the many already rankled by Beijing’s growing assertiveness on the global stage. Photo: Xinhua
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David Shambaugh
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David Shambaugh

China at 70 must take on its greatest challenge yet – political reform and opening up

  • The People’s Republic can be proud of its achievements to become a world power. But its turn in the past 10 years towards greater political and social controls takes it back to the repressive past, instead of a future in which it can realise its full potential

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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