China’s military is going from strength to strength under Xi Jinping

Hong Kong (CNN)Under Chinese President Xi Jinping, a revolution has been taking place inside Beijing’s armed forces. Experts said the slight drop was likely to avoid domestic perceptions that the country’s military spending far exceeded its overall economic growth, which is set to grow at no more than 6.5% in 2019. While the Chinese military may be one of the world’s best-funded armed forces, its budget still pales in comparison to United States. In December, US President Donald Trump agreed to increase the defense budget funding to $750 billion in 2019. The US Navy still dominates the world’s oceans too, far outpacing China in its logistical capabilities and international reach. But Beijing is rapidly gaining ground on its American rival, …