Beijing's Internal Challenges

Reuben F. Johnson | 11/13/2019

​ ​China displayed its military might during a parade on Oct. 1 marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. The DF-17 hypersonic missile, shown above, was among the military's newest systems on display. Slowing economic growth, however, means that internal challenges may increasingly become the greatest threat to the regime. Much has been made of China's military modernization over the last decade. During this period, spending was buoyed by a booming...

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