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Frightening Facts About the Chinese Military

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The Chinese military is rapidly modernizing and growing, spending an unknown amount of money on sophisticated weapons systems. The army of China has almost as many tanks as the US, while its navy has an aircraft carrier, massive hovercraft, and nuclear submarines in secret bases with access to vital shipping lanes.

Beyond that, China has weapons even the US doesn't have. One of these is a fearsome anti-ship missile that might have the capability to sink an American aircraft carrier. China also has over a hundred thousand cyber-warfare soldiers dedicated to everything from large-scale espionage to hacking to online smear campaigns. Add that to the thousands of planes and tanks they have, and China's military is indeed fearsome.

Here are some of the most frightening facts about China's armed forces.
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