Military vehicles carrying DF-16 ballistic missiles take part in China’s National Day parade. Taiwan says Beijing has such missiles trained on the self-ruled island. Photo: Handout

China’s military build-up just starting - a lot more to come, expert warns

  • Military watchers can expect ‘something new’ at this year’s National Day parade in October, Professor Jin Canrong tells forum in Hong Kong
  • As tensions rise over Taiwan, Beijing is building a naval and missile force as powerful as any in the world, he says
Topic |   Taiwan

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Military vehicles carrying DF-16 ballistic missiles take part in China’s National Day parade. Taiwan says Beijing has such missiles trained on the self-ruled island. Photo: Handout
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The F-35 stealth fighter will be the ‘quarterback’ capable of fusing information from all sources and changing tactics in real time from inside enemy airspace, General David Goldfein said. Photo: MCT

US military plans new war-fighting concept in response to threat from China, Russia

  • It involves ‘stealth and joint penetration’ on land, in the air and at sea, causing simultaneous dilemmas for adversaries to effectively fight back
  • US Air Force chief of staff says US$135 billion budget will be sought for ‘penetrating capability’
Topic |   China military

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The F-35 stealth fighter will be the ‘quarterback’ capable of fusing information from all sources and changing tactics in real time from inside enemy airspace, General David Goldfein said. Photo: MCT
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