Beijing aims to finish modernising its armed forces by 2035 and seeks to have a world-class military by 2049. Photo: Xinhua Beijing aims to finish modernising its armed forces by 2035 and seeks to have a world-class military by 2049. Photo: Xinhua
Beijing aims to finish modernising its armed forces by 2035 and seeks to have a world-class military by 2049. Photo: Xinhua

US Navy build-up plans ‘may cement China’s resolve to modernise’

  • China will not react to the US secretary of defence’s ‘Future Forward’ announcement but will push forward with military overhaul: analyst
  • Observers forecast friction between American and Chinese armed forces and potential close encounters but say neither nation wants war

Topic |   US-China relations
Beijing aims to finish modernising its armed forces by 2035 and seeks to have a world-class military by 2049. Photo: Xinhua Beijing aims to finish modernising its armed forces by 2035 and seeks to have a world-class military by 2049. Photo: Xinhua
Beijing aims to finish modernising its armed forces by 2035 and seeks to have a world-class military by 2049. Photo: Xinhua
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