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?
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.
China Announces Military Overhaul to Make Army More Combat Ready:
President Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China's military to make the world's largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country's borders. Ref. Source 1c
'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.