Just as the military buildup ruse “for Taiwan”, it’s about the United States:
“Our military battle preparation appears to aim at Taiwan, but in fact is aimed at the United States, and the preparation is far beyond the scope of attacking aircraft carriers or satellites.” – Chinese Defense Minister Chi Haotian, December 2005.
The People’s Liberation Army is going through a major reorganization on a scale unseen since the 1950s, which is aimed at creating a modern fighting force to “close the gap with US capabilities,” Wyatt Olson wrote for Stars and Stripes.
“Although much remains vague about how the restructuring will take place, China’s civilian and military leaders have recognized that its armed forces lag behind the US military in important aspects,” he observed. Continue reading