US-China Relations

The tumultuous relationship between the United States and China now dominates global debate from politics and trade to military balances of power, cultural ties, technology development, and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is not surprising as all countries have a stake in how the world's two largest economies confront these challenges.

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How China is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern military

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?
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