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
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

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
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
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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