China showcases transformed army

August 5, 2007
BBC

As China marks the 80th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, the BBC’s Michael Bristow in Beijing looks at how the force has modernized.The inability to work out exactly how much it really spends on its military is just one of many transparency issues worrying China’s neighbours and rivals.

“This lack of transparency in China’s military affairs will naturally and understandably prompt international responses that hedge against the unknown,” the US report to Congress warned.

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