China has been working to boost its naval and aerial capacity. Photo: chinamil.com.cn

China’s military overhaul likely to raise neighbours’ concerns over improved offensive capabilities

  • Move away from defensive focus – as seen in downgrading of land army – likely to trigger concerns about growing assertiveness in areas like the South China Sea
  • Regional powers expected to react to PLA’s greater offensive capabilities by boosting their own forces
Topic |   China military

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China has been working to boost its naval and aerial capacity. Photo: chinamil.com.cn
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