I wish they would sail further and carry out exercises on the edges of the nine-dash line. If not during peacetime then when?always sailing very close to home
whats the longest deployments and furthest CV-16 has been ?
The PLAN is fielding an impressive array of surface combatants, I just wish to see a 'little more bravado'. But the PLA has always taken a cautious approach, 'steadily but surely' that has been their trademark.
I just have the feeling, that to become a true 'superpower', it cannot just be the hardware and the electronics, but the 'attitude' that counts a lot.
Hoping to see the PLA and PLAN become even stronger, especially that the Americans are continually beating the 'wardrum'. Only China can keep Asia safe and stable from outside interferences. The Zhongnanhai needs to step up their diplomacy in the ASEAN, SEA, Mideast, Africa and South American regions, now more than ever.
Also, being a little more forthcoming and easing the flow of information would help a long way in shaping a positive image in that regard. Not just via Globaltimes or CGTN, but letting independent news outlets or sources to flourish.
Let the everyday Chinese people and families, their struggles, their failures, their successes and their joy etc be the news that is shown to the wider world.
Not just about GDP, Economics, Infrastructure, Military or electronics etc.
My two cents...!