A retiring Chinese general revealed that China’s greatest military weakness is a US strength

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  • A hawkish Chinese general said before retiring that he regretted not fighting in a war, which reveals the greatest weakness of China’s military.
  • China badly wants to displace the US as the world’s top military power, but it hasn’t fought in a real war.
  • All of China’s fancy new jets and ships have never been tested, and its ground army relies on conscripts while the US has an all-volunteer force and tested platforms.
  • No matter how big China’s military gets, it will be ridden with doubt until they get into a real fight. 

China’s People’s Liberation Army Gen. He Lei, one of the more hawkish voices asserting Beijing’s absolute rights to the South China Sea, made a telling observation at a defense conference in Singapore that reveals his military’s biggest weakness.

China has undertaken massive strides to build a world-class navy. After what the nationalists in China call a century of humiliation, going back to Japan’s occupation of China, Beijing has emerged as a military power that could soon surpass the US.

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