The ruling Communist Party wants the PLA to be modernised by 2027 and a world-class military by 2050 but training and a lack of combat experience are deemed key obstacles. Photo: Xinhua The ruling Communist Party wants the PLA to be modernised by 2027 and a world-class military by 2050 but training and a lack of combat experience are deemed key obstacles. Photo: Xinhua
The ruling Communist Party wants the PLA to be modernised by 2027 and a world-class military by 2050 but training and a lack of combat experience are deemed key obstacles. Photo: Xinhua

China military: ‘leaders’ lack of combat experience’ a drag on modernisation drive

  • PLA training guideline tries to close gap between today’s Chinese troops and the rapid move towards advanced weapons systems
  • Unlike Russian and American defence forces, China’s military has not seen real combat since the 1980s, leading to a lack of warfare knowledge

Topic |   China’s military
The ruling Communist Party wants the PLA to be modernised by 2027 and a world-class military by 2050 but training and a lack of combat experience are deemed key obstacles. Photo: Xinhua The ruling Communist Party wants the PLA to be modernised by 2027 and a world-class military by 2050 but training and a lack of combat experience are deemed key obstacles. Photo: Xinhua
The ruling Communist Party wants the PLA to be modernised by 2027 and a world-class military by 2050 but training and a lack of combat experience are deemed key obstacles. Photo: Xinhua
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