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    China vows to build ‘fully modern army’ by 2027

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    China vows to build ‘fully modern army’ by 2027


    The four-day plenum in Beijing wraps up with a statement that says it has entered a period of ‘strategic opportunity’ for development
    Plans for next 15 years highlight key role for technological development and importance of boosting domestic markets

    A key policy meeting concluded on Thursday with a statement that China would not let external pressures sway it from becoming a great power.

    It also set a new goal to turn the People‘s Liberation Army (PLA) into a modern military force by 2027, by which time, analysts say, China aims to build an army on par with that of the US.


    The four-day plenum at Beijing’s Jingxi Hotel concluded with a televised ceremony at which the 360-plus attendees did not wear masks – a sign of confidence that the country has tamed Covid-19.

    The communique issued after the ceremony said China must seize the opportunity presented by the current global upheaval to be in the front row of great powers.

    The confident statement came just days before a messy and chaotic US presidential election approaching its final stage.

    While highlighting the international uncertainties and risks, the communique said China would be “steady in terms of our strategies and we will focus on getting our work done”.

    The plenum has been under close scrutiny as observers watch for signs about how the pandemic and the rising pressure from the West might affect Xi Jinping’s leadership as the Communist Party puts together road maps for the country’s medium and long-term development.

    Two blueprints were discussed during the meeting, the 14th five-year plan and the development goals for 2035.

    Among the development goals, the communique said, is the construction of a fully modern army by 2027, which marks the centennial of the founding of the PLA.

    Hong Kong military analyst Song Zhongping said the new centennial goal can be interpreted as “putting the PLA as a leading modern force in the world, one that can be on par with the US army”.

    Junfei Wu, deputy head of Hong Kong think tank Tianda Institute said this is the first time the Chinese leaders have included the military in such development goals. He said the goal was primarily targeted at Taiwan.

    “Basically, the target is to build PLA’s capability to match the US army by 2027, so It can effectively deter interference by the US army around the Taiwan Strait.”

    Xi has set two centennial goals before, to turn China into a “moderately prosperous society in all aspects” by 2021 which is the centennial of the founding of the party, and to turn China into a ”modern socialist country” by 2049, which is the centennial of the founding of the PRC.

    Julian Gewirtz, a senior fellow for China studies at the Council for Foreign Relation, said the inclusion of these longer-term goals was significant, “though it is hard to say it means Xi will definitely rule until then”.
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    Trump should give Taiwan and Japan small strategic nukes in secret.


    When these clowns inevitably attack they will get a rude awakening.
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    All they have to do is have the army wear masks of Trump and they'll have half the US cowering in the corner.
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    Originally Posted by sfgiants13 View Post
    All they have to do is have the army wear masks of Trump and they'll have half the US cowering in the corner.
    Just need to line our borders with Trump/Pence signs and they'll never be able to make it in. Would be willing to donate the first hundred or so, lets make this happen

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    I thought China has had a modern army for years.
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    Just lol at not having modern military already.
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    What's the point of a modern army when nukes exist? Either go full skynet or bust.
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    Well due to their one child policy they have an extra estimated 20 - 30million men, i wonder what they are going to do with them?
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    Originally Posted by backinthegymbro View Post
    What's the point of a modern army when nukes exist? Either go full skynet or bust.
    Yeah who ever needed a military option calibrated somewhere between "unconditional surrender" and "total annilihation"? Makes no sense.
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    Originally Posted by Skylinerd1 View Post
    Trump should give Taiwan and Japan small strategic nukes in secret.


    When these clowns inevitably attack they will get a rude awakening.
    He should do it public. That way it works as a deterrent.

    What's the point in secretly giving them nukes. If they nuke China, even in self-defense, China would nuke everything around them.
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    The US is really behind the curve here and why their increasing modernization/expansion is being underestimated.

    Maybe it'll take China invading Taiwan and attacking regional US bases in the process to get us pissed off enough to do what we need to do.
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    Originally Posted by sfgiants13 View Post
    All they have to do is have the army wear masks of Trump and they'll have half the US cowering in the corner.
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    And liberals say "we shouldn't be spending so much on the military".
    Lol they'd probably welcome the CCP


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    Originally Posted by Mr Beer View Post
    Yeah who ever needed a military option calibrated somewhere between "unconditional surrender" and "total annilihation"? Makes no sense.
    Well any war fought between super powers will be deterred by nukes. So unless china wants to have a modern army to invade taiwan or some chit, i don't see the need for it.
    And it's not like they couldn't already wreck taiwan in its current state.
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    Bump - only because Beijing slipped this into the press during a pretty busy time in US politics. This is a direct challenge to the US.

    Wouldn't be surprised if we see traditional manufacturing infrastructure get converted for military production. The US has little capacity for high rates of production. It'll be interesting to see what develops in China over the next few years.
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    He should do it public. That way it works as a deterrent.

    What's the point in secretly giving them nukes. If they nuke China, even in self-defense, China would nuke everything around them.
    Fukin lol if you think they could give them nukes without the Chinese finding out anyway
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    China has the largest economy in the world now, and what usually accompanies that is a strong military.

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    Originally Posted by backinthegymbro View Post
    Well any war fought between super powers will be deterred by nukes. So unless china wants to have a modern army to invade taiwan or some chit, i don't see the need for it.
    And it's not like they couldn't already wreck taiwan in its current state.
    OK well firstly there plenty of nations on Earth without nuclear-tipped ICBMs, so China's capacity to curbstomp any one of them via conventional warfare is pretty important.

    Second, if China achieves military parity or superiority with the US, it gives them plenty of options to fuk with the US.

    Let's take just one practical example, the current US policy of sailing through international waters which China claims as home territory. Currently China pretty much has to let it happen. Now lets pretend they match the US Navy, at least what they have spare for these drive-bys, and they physically block the US fleet with warships. The US can either open fire, crash into the Chinese vessels or turn tail. None of these are great options, are they? Especially if the Chinese can plausibly win this as a conventional naval battle. What's the US response, do you think just spamming off a bunch of nukes and having both countries get glassed is a great idea? Or do you think maybe the US has to back down and effectively give the win to China?

    Having nukes =/= being the leader of the free world. You need conventional military dominance as well.
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