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Africa, Mideast Feature Prominently in Pentagon’s Annual Report on the Chinese Military

China has eclipsed the United States as the country with the world’s largest navy, according to the Pentagon’s annual report on the Chinese military that it submits to Congress. The new report warns that China is progressing steadily towards its ambition to have a “world-class” military by 2049, a benchmark American officials see as the moment when China will be sufficiently equipped and capable to challenge or even surpass the U.S. military.

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