Soldiers of the Chinese People's Armed Police salute the national flag in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The PLA's growing lack of transparency is 'hindering efforts to build international trust'. Photo: Xinhua

Is the PLA's modernisation a sign of power, or a repeat of a tragic mistake?

Ignoring the need for social reform while modernising the military risks repeating the mistakes of the Qing dynasty

Topic |   18th Party Congress

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Soldiers of the Chinese People's Armed Police salute the national flag in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The PLA's growing lack of transparency is 'hindering efforts to build international trust'. Photo: Xinhua
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