Exactly what was mentioned here in extra commentary from a previous article is recognized by another major outlet. It’s the only way to make sense out of these moves. Globalizing a military in the name of protecting interests is how America did it, and now China is following in its footsteps to fill the power vacuum a suicidally declining USA is leaving in its wake.
It will only be a matter of time before the People’s Liberation Army gives China the ability to project “meaningful” force outside its immediate region, according to a commentary published in The National Interest, an American bi-monthly international affairs magazine.
China currently has no bases abroad, no long-range logistics capabilities and only rudimentary satellite coverage, Mastro said, but it does not mean that China cannot have these assets by the end of the decade if it is motivated. Before the turn of the century, few foresaw China possessing its own aircraft carrier or participating in global peacekeeping missions, but these things have already become reality, she added. Continue reading