Oct 10, 2020
A notable geopolitical trend in recent decades has been the rapid strengthening of China and its gradual transformation from a regional leader into a superpower that no longer hides its global ambitions. Today, China has the second largest economy in the world, and it continues to grow rapidly. However, a strong economy alone is not enough to realize global ambitions. The power of a state and the respect of its neighbors – as at all times – is determined by the ability of its armed forces to defend national interests. All equipment, including military equipment, is produced there exclusively by people, which is a plus for China and another intimidating factor for enemies. China has a very large army, a developed military industry, and its mobilization resources are the largest in the world. The Chinese army ranks third in the world, behind only the United States and Russia. It is constantly showing off many powerful new weapons, and experts believe China is sending a message. Many people think that China is in the process of creating the most advanced weapon system in the world. In recent years, China has developed a number of high-tech weapons for its army, navy and aviation. It is known that China gives priority to the development of the naval and air forces. It is still lagging behind Russia in some areas: in aircraft and rocket engines, submarines, cruise missiles – but this gap is rapidly closing. Moreover, the PRC is gradually turning into a powerful player in the world arms market, confidently occupying the niche of inexpensive and high-quality weapons.
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