People’s Liberation Army soldiers march next to the entrance to the Forbidden City during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in May in Beijing. Photo: AFP
People’s Liberation Army soldiers march next to the entrance to the Forbidden City during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in May in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China may outmatch American military in missile development and shipbuilding, says US Defence Department report

  • ‘China has already achieved parity with – or even exceeded – the United States in several military modernisation areas,’ says Pentagon
  • China is likely to double its nuclear warhead stockpile over the next decade, according to the report

People’s Liberation Army soldiers march next to the entrance to the Forbidden City during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in May in Beijing. Photo: AFP
People’s Liberation Army soldiers march next to the entrance to the Forbidden City during the opening ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in May in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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