PLA honor guards are seen at the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on September 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
PLA honor guards are seen at the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on September 30. Photo: EPA-EFE

China vows to build ‘fully modern army’ by 2027 as Beijing policy meeting ends on defiant note

  • The four-day plenum in Beijing wraps up with a statement that says it has entered a period of ‘strategic opportunity’ for development
  • Plans for next 15 years highlight key role for technological development and importance of boosting domestic markets

PLA honor guards are seen at the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on September 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
PLA honor guards are seen at the Monument to the People’s Heroes at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, on September 30. Photo: EPA-EFE
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