U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson begins a series of meetings in Asia this week with the region in military turmoil.
North Korean missiles rushing towards Japan. The American anti-missile batteries arrive in South Korea. The Minister of foreign Affairs of China fears a large-scale military confrontation. The state news Agency of China openly reflects on the fact that Asia is on the verge of a nuclear arms race, which was not since the cold war. This alone is not enough to destabilize the status quo.
With almost 3 million people in its armed forces, people's Republic of China has the world's largest fighting force, in terms of pure manpower, but much of this will not be involved in any Pacific conflict. And analysts say that human power is one of the biggest weaknesses of China.
China has not fought in the conflict with Vietnam in 1979
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