As China aims for ‘world-class army’, Asia starts to worry

As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge to build a “world-class army” by 2050 is making his neighbors nervous, but analysts say Beijing’s military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat — for now.

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Stories of gallantry and heroism: Fallen Marawi heroes remembered

Scout Ranger Captain Rommel Sandoval and Special Forces Lieutenant Harold Mark Juan. /Sourced photos

“There were many stories of gallantry and heroism that we witnessed in this conflict that showed the true courage and dedication of our troops to protect the lives of not only the Filipino people and their loved ones, but even their comrades,” AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said in a statement for All Soul’s Day.

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