The point however is simple...and it is without question or contention. The PLAN has made dramatic progress in its own construction and acquisition of modern diesel electric subs...Song, Juan, and Kilos...over the last few years. There has been significant construction associated with this. They are now making significant progress in the nuclear sub area...which I must add, was much needed, given the Hans and single SSBN.
They have made equally, very impressive progress in the modernization and construction and acquisition of their surface combatants. Tremendous ship building has been associated with that as well, and it is an amazing and phenominal buildup they have embarked on over the last 6-7 years.