China has the world’s largest army, with more than 2 million active personnel. Photo: Reuters China has the world’s largest army, with more than 2 million active personnel. Photo: Reuters
China has the world’s largest army, with more than 2 million active personnel. Photo: Reuters

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China military: how Beijing is pushing forward its plan for a powerful, modern armed forces

  • Beijing wants the People’s Liberation Army to be ‘fully modernised’ by 2027, the centenary of its founding during the civil war
  • It’s been downsized and restructured, while the government spends more to develop advanced weapons and technologies like artificial intelligence

Topic |   China's military weapons
China has the world’s largest army, with more than 2 million active personnel. Photo: Reuters China has the world’s largest army, with more than 2 million active personnel. Photo: Reuters
China has the world’s largest army, with more than 2 million active personnel. Photo: Reuters
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