China 'should sprint to become the world's most powerful country'

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(Telegraph.co.uk) China should build the world’s strongest military and move swiftly to topple the United States as the global "champion", according to a senior Chinese army officer. The call for China to abandon modesty about its global goals and "sprint to become world number one" comes from a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Senior Colonel, Liu Mingfu. He also gives warning that his nation’s ascent will alarm Washington, risking war, despite Beijing’s hopes for a "peaceful rise". "China’s big goal in the 21st century is to become world number one, the top power," Liu writes in his newly published Chinese-language book, "The China Dream". read more

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