04 octombrie 2022

Xi decade reshapes China's military, and the region


With China's neighbours now rushing to keep pace, Xi's next five-year term is likely to see a quickening Asia-Pacific arms race. From South Korea developing a blue-water navy to Australia buying nuclear-powered submarines, weapons shopping has surged across the region. According to figures from the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, Asia-Pacific defence spending passed $1 trillion last year alone. China, the Philippines and Vietnam have roughly doubled spending in the [...]