New Conditions Require Stronger Chinese Military
China must have a strong military. In possession of nuclear weapons, China doesn’t need to worry about military aggression. But there is more about national security. The Chinese army’s special mission to safeguard China’s national path has long been under pressure due to differences from Western practices. During China’s rise, friction with the US has gone beyond broad geopolitics. If China has a big gap with the US in terms of military prowess, this will affect its international position and other countries’ attitude toward China, says the People’s Daily.