12 April 2009

PLA's ambitions an enigma to the West

And as China gets richer, it is inevitably expecting and obtaining significantly higher funding.

But what for? This is the key question that concerns other military forces and governments around the region, including in Canberra, who are not convinced that the information published by the Chinese authorities provides anything like an accurate picture of the true extent of the country's military capabilities.

This implies, by extension, a concern that the PLA is also concealing its full ambitions.



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