China announced a few things worth paying attention to over the weekend. First, they announced full possession of Hong Kong and said Taiwan was next. Also, they said that they would strengthen their military to “world-class standards.”
In other words: we’re ready if we’re pushed.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said these things at the Chinese Communist Party Summit over the weekend.
China already has the largest military in the world in terms of manpower. They have over 2 million active military members. Their military budget is only one-third of the U.S. military budget, however, and they are the world’s second-largest seller of arms behind the U.S.