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A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization

Dr. Phillip Saunders joins The Diplomat to take a closer look about China’s military modernization.

Shannon Tiezzi

What are China’s main goals as it seeks to create a world-class modern military? And what are the implications for other regional players, including Taiwan, Japan, and rival claimants in the South China Sea territorial disputes? Dr. Phillip Saunders, Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at National Defense University, joins The Diplomat to take a closer look about China’s military modernization.

The views expressed are Dr. Saunders’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of NDU or the United States government.