According to the Pentagon, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing for major military conflict.
In a 145-page report sent to Congress on April 26, China’s Communist Party-controlled PLA has:
- Updated fighting strategies
- Established new command structures
- Created new military regimes
“These reforms aim to strengthen the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) control over the military, enhance the PLA’s ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration, high-intensity regional conflicts at greater distances from the Chinese mainland,” the report stated.
China, however, paints a different picture for its increase in military spending…
You see, the PLA has heavily focused on adding new missiles, aircrafts, and warships to its arsenal. It’s even working on improving its space weaponry and cyber warfare capabilities, according to BI. This seems to refute Denmark’s stance, as building space weaponry is no way to “expand common ground.”
And although the event received little coverage in American media, China made a public show of projecting military prowess on Sept. 3, 2015. At a celebration for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a parade of more than 12,000 troops, 500 pieces of military hardware, and 200 aircraft marched through Beijing. Military officials in China said this parade flaunted China’s most cutting-edge technology.
Full article: China Readies Its People’s Liberation Army for War (Money Morning)