A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait in 2020. Photo: Handout A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait in 2020. Photo: Handout
A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait in 2020. Photo: Handout

Was China’s military modernisation driven by its ‘humiliation’ in 1996?

  • Deliberate disruption to America’s GPS is thought to be the reason the PLA ‘lost’ two missiles during a test-firing 25 years ago, and Beijing was determined to never let it happen again
  • As well as building its own satellite navigation system, China has developed a modern, hi-tech fighting force

Topic |   China's military
A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait in 2020. Photo: Handout A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait in 2020. Photo: Handout
A Taiwanese fighter jet shadows a PLA bomber over the Taiwan Strait in 2020. Photo: Handout
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