The belief in China's military superiority—based on false premises—necessitates a more in-depth analysis of its weaknesses.


  1. China's autocratic system impacts military efficiency.
  2. Pervasive corruption undermines military strength.
  3. Lack of professional non-commissioned officers weakens the PLA.
  4. Emphasis on weapons over personnel reduces effectiveness.
  5. Understanding these weaknesses should inform defence strategies against the PLA.