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Chinese Army Modernization a Huge Pain for Washington

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The hegemony that the United States enjoyed during the transition period in the wake of the Cold War has ended. The bipolar world is on its way back and China is beginning to play an increasingly distinct role of a superpower in it.

The aforementioned fact pains Washington a great deal, especially the ongoing strengthening of the Chinese Armed Forces, which, despite the constantly increasing US military budget expenditures, are trying “not to lag behind” the development of the US Armed Forces.

The military expenses of the two countries already exceed those of the other states. By 2023, the US defense budget may reach $800 billion, with the Chinese one possibly exceeding $300 billion, while no other world power will spend more than $80 billion a year for its armed forces.

The People’s Republic of China’s defense expenditures exceeded $200 billion in 2018, showing a triple growth since 2002. China redirected the financing and effort in order to receive military technologies at all costs. The Chinese Armed Forces will own the cutting-edge offensive and defensive systems in the near future. The world’s second largest economy achieved this landmark as a result of the boisterous modernization of the recent years, whose strategic objective is a qualitative increase in the fighting capacity of the Chinese army. It is stated in the report of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) published on January 15.

Therefore, scrupulous tracking of Beijing’s progress in the improvement of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) has been the focus of attention of the US military intelligence lately, so that the US does........

© New Eastern Outlook