China’s military view Taiwan and the West as the primary threat. There is a growing number of Chinese military experts who believe that China’s biggest threat comes from within, not from outside. They argue that China’s internal problems, such as corruption, inequality, and environmental degradation, are more likely to destabilize the country than any external threat.
These experts also point out that China has a number of military allies, such as Russia and Pakistan, who would provide support in the event of a conflict with the West. Therefore, they argue that China does not need to focus all of its military resources on preparing for a war with Taiwan or the United States.
In recent years, the Chinese military has been shifting its focus from preparing for a conventional war with the United States to developing new capabilities to deal with internal threats and to project power in the Asia-Pacific region. This shift in focus suggests that the Chinese military is not as concerned about the threat from Taiwan and the West as it is about other threats.
However, it is important to note that there is still a significant faction within the Chinese military that views Taiwan and the West as the primary threat. This faction is particularly concerned about the growing US military presence in the Asia-Pacific region and the US support for Taiwan. This faction believes that China needs to be prepared to fight a war with Taiwan or the United States if necessary.
The debate within the Chinese military about the primary threat to China is likely to continue. However, it is clear that not all in China’s military view Taiwan and the West as the primary threat.