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Richard Bitzinger on China military rise

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

21 March 2012 11:37

This morning one of the region's foremost experts on China's military, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies Senior Fellow Richard Bitzinger, dropped by the Lowy Institute to meet with some of our experts. He was kind enough to give me a few minutes for an interview, and we began by talking about regional perceptions of China's military rise. Are fears of Beijing's expanding military capabilities particularly acute in Australia?

Later on, I also ask Richard to describe what kind of military China actually wants to build in the next 10 and 20 years (above, China's new J-20 fighter prototype), and what America's reaction will be. 

Photo courtesy of Chinese Military Aviation.