Bolstered by favorable domestic policies, Chinese trade has expanded at a breakneck pace. China has become the second-largest economy in the world, and its wealth provides China with considerable influence within the international system.
China has been steadily developing ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) to complement its nuclear deterrence strategy and safeguard its national security. Despite considerable progress, China still faces a number of hurdles in fielding a credible SSBN force.
Although China’s economic transformation has generated considerable public resources, and its leaders have in recent decades dramatically improved domestic health conditions, the country still faces challenges in terms of improving health outcomes.
The Internet is a symbol of modernity and a central component of any country’s technological power. In the information age, China faces the challenge of balancing internet access with its perceived security needs.