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Free Beacon: Chinese Military Weaknesses Revealed

China’s military made substantial strides in building modern armed forces but remains fundamentally weak due to problems with combat capabilities, Party controls, and corruption, according to a congressional study made public Wednesday.

Chinese military gains over the past several decades are “impressive overall, and the [People’s Liberation Army] is clearly becoming an increasingly professional and capable fighting force,” states the report done for Congress’ bipartisan U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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