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China army: World on notice after military hits scary new milestone

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The Chinese military was once regarded as a “peasant army”, but now it has reached a crucial milestone that has put the world on notice.

China’s army is no longer a “peasant army” and it has very recently eclipsed the United States in a crucial area, a defence expert has warned.

In an interview with news.com.au on the site’s I’ve Got News For You podcast, Dr Alexey Muraviev, an associate professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University, spoke about the superpower’s ever-growing list of capabilities, its weaknesses and how Australia’s military might looks in comparison.

He said China’s army is in the process of a transformation that will make it “modern and potent military force”.

According to Dr Muraviev, China now has a standing army of around two million which makes “probably the largest military in the world”.

However, it’s in its naval capacity that China is making up the most ground now – with…

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