Since Chinese President Xi Jinping directed the country to speed up development of an “intelligent military” analysts say the gap between China and technology leader the US is narrowing. Photo: Xinhua

Will China’s embrace of military AI trigger a new arms race?

  • Beijing is moving quickly to close the technology gap with the US
  • China’s neighbours may also try to catch up as a consequence
Topic |   China military

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Since Chinese President Xi Jinping directed the country to speed up development of an “intelligent military” analysts say the gap between China and technology leader the US is narrowing. Photo: Xinhua
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Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang

Kristin Huang is a senior China reporter, who focuses on diplomacy and defence. She joined the Post in 2016 and previously reported for China Review News Agency. Kristin is interested in security in northeast Asia and China's growing military might.