PLA growth not a threat to regional peace: Liang

SINGAPORE – China’s military development is still 20 years behind the United States’, and it is not a threat to regional peace, Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie said on Sunday.

Liang’s comments, made at the Shangri-La Dialogue hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore, come at a time when China’s rapidly growing military is drawing more attention from the world. Addressing a question regarding to the current development of the Chinese military, Liang said that it is still at the mechanizing stage. “A large portion of our military is still motorized, and only a small part is mechanized.”

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