China’s Plans to Dominate Space

Since the days of Jiang Zemin, Chinese military-strategic guidelines have emphasized the requirement for the People’s Liberation Army to focus on ‘informatisation’ as a key component of its modernization efforts. The essential requirement for informatization is not lost on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is making a determined effort to ensure that PLA modernization is complete by 2035 and that it results in a ‘world-class’ force capable of fighting and winning wars anywhere by 2050. Space capability and ‘space power’ are central components of PLA informatization and China is developing sophisticated thinking and capability for waging war in space.


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