Summary
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?...more
Explainers
How is Beijing pushing forward its plan for a modern military?
What You Need To Know
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Military reform
International relations and conflicts
Defence spending
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In Numbers
China's finance ministry said military funding would reach
US$209 billion
in 2021
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As of the end of 2020, China's navy had about
360
ships and submarines
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China has the world’s largest army with more than
2 million
active personnel
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More Knowledge Categories
Asia’s territorial disputes
Border clashes, in the sea, air and land
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