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Expert Says China’s Military Gap with Taiwan is Growing

China's Peoples' Liberation Army soldiers march at the Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong on July 1, 2013. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
China’s Peoples’ Liberation Army soldiers march at the Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong on July 1, 2013. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

China’s ruling communist regime is pursuing a historic military buildup despite the nation not facing any military threats, according to one expert.

“China doesn’t face any enemies,” said Grant Newsham, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, during an Aug. 18 interview with NTD, a sister media outlet of The Epoch Times. “There’s nobody who’s ever called for attacking China.”

Newsham said that the behavior of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which rules China as a single-party state, demonstrated a rejection of the international rules and economic order that had allowed it to develop into a major power in the first place.

“There’s never been a country that is more welcomed into the civilized community of nations,” Newsham said. “That’s been going on for 50 years. China has been accommodated on every front in hopes that it would become… a sort of liberal, peaceful country.”

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