Ritual denials by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders that they do not seek “hegemony,” or the power to impose their choices globally, regionally or on individual countries, is the surest indicator that they do indeed seek hegemony.
This is the first in a series of articles tracking the CCP’s quest for hegemony.
A first requirement for CCP hegemony would be the construction of the world’s most powerful military force. To achieve such a goal the CCP would also have to control the world’s largest military budget.
However, the CCP rejects transparency regarding its military budget, military budget priorities and military budget process.