With purchases and construction of fighter jets, ships and hi-tech weaponry, China’s military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United States. Now, Beijing wants to catch up. “We should strive to fully transform the people’s armed forces into a world-class military by the mid-21st century,” Xi told 2,300 delegates of the Chinese Communist Party, which he heads and which controls the army. The comments

Source: Xi Jinping: As China aims for ‘world-class army’, Asia starts to worry – Times of India

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