The PLA’s ground force has traditionally been China’s foundation for asserting power in the region. It took the lead recently with India at the two countries’ Himalayan border, for instance. Within its ranks, there are more than 915,000 active-duty troops in its ranks.
China’s military strength has been significantly boosted by a large number of new weapons being added to the arsenal, especially in its Navy force, said Yin.The air force has also grown into the largest in the Asia-Pacific region and the third largest in the world .
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