- China is setting up its first military base overseas
- It's also changing its command structure and cutting troop numbers
- Do these efforts undermine China's claims of a "peaceful rise?"
Yvonne Chiu is an assistant professor at The University of Hong Kong specializing in China's military and diplomacy. The views expressed here are solely hers.
Hong Kong (CNN)China's military is sending strong signals that it's gearing up to compete with the U.S. as a global superpower, engaging in a multi-faceted reform effort to modernize and professionalize its military.