Size of China’s navy may be closing gap on US fleet but what can the PLA do with just one overseas naval base?

//Size of China’s navy may be closing gap on US fleet but what can the PLA do with just one overseas naval base?

Size of China’s navy may be closing gap on US fleet but what can the PLA do with just one overseas naval base?

Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2015 launched a military modernisation drive, and China has since poured millions of dollars into the research and development of new military equipment.Money that went to the navy drove a shipbuilding frenzy and expanded China’s naval fleet.According to the US Department of Defence 2020 annual report to Congress on Chinese military power, China has surpassed the US in terms of naval fleet size.“The PRC [People’s Republic of China] has the largest navy in the…

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