With the soaring national aspirations, increasing pressure, and growing threats, Cross-Strait relations are reaching a new degree of intensity
Meanwhile, a report on Huawei devices found "hundreds of cases of potential backdoor vulnerabilities" that could be exploited by bad actors.
The military has been shaken by a series of scandals since President Xi Jinping took power three years ago, vowing to stamp out bad behavior and deeply-embedded corruption.
The People's Liberation Army will reduce its manpower by 300,000 troops, another expected step in a military modernization program that has spanned three decades.
Will there ever be another land war in Asia?