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China unveils new military units

STRONG ARMY DREAM:The new PLA Rocket Force is to maintain conventional and nuclear weapons, including ‘carrier-killer’ missiles capable of hitting moving targets

AFP, SHANGHAI

A Chinese analyst said the latest moves were aimed at modernizing the military.

“For a long time, China had no overseas interests. The navy, air force and guided-missile units were relatively weak compared with the army,” Shanghai University of Political Science and Law professor Ni Lexiong (倪樂雄) told reporters.

“To catch up with European and American powers ... China must raise the modernization level and combat strength of the army,” he added.

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