. “Return to Yan’an” tells the story of the Chinese Communist Party’s Red Army’s Long March during the civil war in 2016.| Photo: EFE/EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
The Chinese Communist Party announced this week that it will increase the budget of the People’s Liberation Army by 7.1%.
The announcement came at the opening of the session of the National People’s Congress – the annual meeting of the front parliament. So it’s only a matter of time the extra resources start to follow for the People’s Liberation Army.
. Furthermore, the People’s Liberation Army is able to get more rewards for its efforts. To take an example, Chinese labor costs are substantially lower than US labor costs, enabling them to mobilize a larger army for less.
In addition, China can impose its defense costs on state-owned enterprises, freeing the People’s Liberation Army budget of these expenses.
In any case, the Chinese Communist Party has constantly modernized its armed forces and invested in them with the general aim of making them fully mechanized and computerized by 2027 .
This is an assessment shared by the Office of the Director of Intelligence National in its annual threat report, in which it states that “Beijing is accelerating the development of key capabilities that it believes are necessary for the People’s Liberation Army to face the United States in a conflict.” large-scale ongoing conflict.”
The report argues that the “China will continue to pursue its goal of building a world military class that will give it the ability to secure its prospects for its sovereign territory, establish its pre-eminence in regional issues, and project power globally while counterbalancing the supposed military superiority of the US.”
It is clear that the Intelligence Community believes that the Chinese Communist Party wants to use brute force to impose its ideology, as shown by its brutal repression in Hong Kong.
The United States and the world will pay close attention to what Chinese President X i Jinping and the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party will infer from the Western response to Ukraine’s aggression by Russia. The Chinese Communist Party is investing in building the capabilities it will need to subjugate and dominate its neighbors.