A satellite-to-Earth link was established in 2016. Photo: Xinhua

China’s goal of a quantum leap in defence technology makes waves at the Pentagon

  • Report by the US Department of Defence assesses China’s hi-tech ambitions
  • For Beijing, ascendancy as a military power by 2050 is the goal
Topic |   China military

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A satellite-to-Earth link was established in 2016. Photo: Xinhua
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Military vehicles carry ballistic missiles past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in 2015. Photo: Reuters
Collin Koh
Opinion

Opinion

Collin Koh

The challenges that drive up military spending – in Asia-Pacific and beyond

  • Collin Koh writes that military operations in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere plausibly will have to do more with less in the coming years.

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Military vehicles carry ballistic missiles past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war in 2015. Photo: Reuters
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