The People’s Liberation Army has been at the forefront of China’s efforts to position itself as a global leader in the response to Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE The People’s Liberation Army has been at the forefront of China’s efforts to position itself as a global leader in the response to Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
The People’s Liberation Army has been at the forefront of China’s efforts to position itself as a global leader in the response to Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus response: China’s military may have filled the gap left by the US but it’s only temporary, experts say

  • The People’s Liberation Army has dispatched medical teams and vital supplies around the world to help fight Covid-19, but trust issues and a lack of experience are likely to curtail its ambitions to be a global leader, observers say
  • PLA’s overseas operations are ‘taking place at a time when suspicions of Chinese activities abroad are already quite high’, expert on Indo-Pacific security affairs says

Topic |   China’s military
The People’s Liberation Army has been at the forefront of China’s efforts to position itself as a global leader in the response to Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE The People’s Liberation Army has been at the forefront of China’s efforts to position itself as a global leader in the response to Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
The People’s Liberation Army has been at the forefront of China’s efforts to position itself as a global leader in the response to Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
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