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Insight: PLA is cognisant of its growing pains

20th February 2019 - 01:08 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


For a long time the US was reticent to call out China’s military build-up and adversarial behaviour, but that is changing, as illustrated by the testimony of Adm Philip Davidson, commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), when he described China as ‘the greatest long-term strategic threat to a free and open Indo-Pacific and to the United States’. However, there is also a risk that the West is overhyping China’s military capability.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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