While China has liberalized economically in the past few decades, we can’t forget that it is a totalitarian communist state that is built on repression.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told his troops ‘a strong army is needed now more than ever’ during a huge military parade
XI, wearing military clothing, warned the ‘world isn’t safe at this moment’ as he watched the display at Zhurihe Training Base in China’s remote Inner Mongolia region.
Among the terrifying weapons on display was China‘s Chengdu J-20 stealth jet fighter as well as its new DF-31AG intercontinental ballistic missile. The rocket is mounted on an all-terrain vehicle to make it harder to track.
The event, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, was at Asia’s largest military training centre which features life-size mock-up targets, including Taiwan’s presidential palace.
It came as a number of the world’s superpowers flexed their muscles in massive parades to showcase their military strength.