China is strengthening its military at a very fast pace.
So much so that advances in missile technology, nuclear weapons and artificial intelligence of the Asian giant raise concerns in Western powers.
President Xi Jinping ordered the country’s armed forces to complete the modernization process by 2035.
According to him, Beijing should become a “world-class” military force, capable of”Fight and win wars“By 2049.
This is a big commitment, but the country is on the right track.
Some international experts have criticised China for its “lack of transparency”over how much it spends on defence and for providing”inconsistent” figures.
Beijing publishes official data on its military expenditures, but Western estimates detailing China’s financial support for its armed forces are often much higher.
It is believed that China now spends more on its armed forces than any other country except the United States.
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China’s military budget growth has outpaced its overall economic growth for at least a decade, according to the Washington Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Strengthening the nuclear Reserve
In November, the Pentagon predicted that China would quadruple its nuclear arsenal by the end of the decade.
He stressed that China ” probably intends to have at least 1,000 warheads by 2030“.
Chinese state media described the prediction as” wild and biased speculation”, noting that the nuclear arsenal remained at a”minimum”.”
However, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute-which publishes annual assessments of the world’s total nuclear warhead stocks-claims it China increased Your own Number of warheads During…
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