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China's military buildup is worry for neighbors and warning for US

Hypersonic missiles and stealthy jets bolster Beijing's might

| China

China will roll out an impressive display of military might on October 1 as part of its annual national day parade, given more grandeur this year, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The display is part of an ongoing revitalization and modernization of the nation's already able forces. With the second largest defense budget in the world -- after only the U.S. -- and the fastest-growing navy, the Chinese have made a point of improving specific areas of capability that will make their armed forces lethal and flexible.

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