One has to wonder with the portion (90%-plus) of rare earths they control throughout the world, if they’re able to produce thousands of advanced planes, nuclear weapon equipped submarines and such and store them for a future purpose in the vast ‘Great Underground Wall of China” tunnel network that is thousands of square miles large. As indicated here, Xi Jinping has stated they are “at a key point for rapid development.”
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged faster development of advanced new military equipment to help build a strong army, state media reported, as the country steps up an ambitious modernisation plan that has rattled nerves across the region.
Speaking at a two-day conference of the People’s Liberation Army, Xi said that military reforms should be “guided by the objective of building a strong army”, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Thursday.
“Advanced weaponry is the embodiment of a modern army and a crucial support for national security and rejuvenation,” it cited Xi as saying. Continue reading