See what a bit of profit from a heated economy can do? China can't get overseas to Taiwan but now they want global bases, where? Venezuela? Who have they occupied or are on such friendly terms with to get an external base?
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. --P. G. Wodehouse
China Now Has an Answer to the US Military's Top UAVs
Military Related Issues
Any time any military develops a new technology which is so far advanced that an opposing force cannot compete with it, you will find others trying to emulate that technology to come back up to speed. The trick of the United States military is to stay two steps ahead of everybody, and always be on the leading edge of the greatest technology, weaponry, and defense systems. Now then, one could say that the unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned aerial systems (UAVs and UASs) are exactly that scenario.
'Disciplined army, able to win': China President Xi Jinping states strategic military goal:
Chinese President Xi Jinping says China needs to create a modern and disciplined army that would defeat potential opponents. The Chinese leader said Beijing had no plans to attack anyone Ref. Source 6n.
This is the kind of tit for tat action that could lead to an escalation, unforeseen event, or miscalculation.