29 September 2020
In an analysis, RSIS Visiting Senior Fellow Richard Bitzinger wrote about how the COVID-19 pandemic has blunted but not stopped Chinese military modernisation. Defence spending increases may be less but military procurement and R&D (particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence) are proceeding unabated, and China is still on track to becoming a world-class military power by 2049, he wrote.
…Richard A. Bitzinger is a Visiting Senior Fellow with the Military Transformations Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. This is part of an RSIS Series.
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Last updated on 30/09/2020