Rising Tensions

China is preparing for war. On March 7, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang warned that Beijing and Washington are headed for “conflict and confrontation” if the United States doesn’t change course.

To back up this rhetoric, China is ramping up its military budget, which will increase by 7.2 percent this year, the highest increase in four years. Former Premier Li Keqiang told the National People’s Congress that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “should work to carry out military operations, boost combat preparedness, and enhance military capabilities.”

Read more at “Between China and the U.S.—Who Will Dominate?”

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