China is going to have four aircraft carriers by 2030 and around 8–10 by 2050. This is going to be the biggest number. Even though the Chinese quality is lower, China will have 335 warships by 2019, compared to only 296 in the United States. Lee Kuan Yew once said, “Now China is still lower, but next, next, and next, China will be higher and stronger.” Deng Xiaoping also advised, ” Let’s learn from them (the west), copy from them, then innovate, compete with them, and finally, let’s defeat them.”.
According to Lee Kuan Yew, China is going to share an equal position and power with the U.S. by 2050. And he also believed that China wants to be No. 1, not the honorary member. Meanwhile, according to Chinese strategic and master plans, China is going to be moderately prosperous by 2035 in terms of economy and catch up to modern information and technology in terms of military and technology. By 2050, China will be the most fully developed country, with a civilized and advanced culture, a world-class military, a great modern socialist country, and a stronger and more powerful nation in all aspects, having achieved great national rejuvenation as well as advanced technology and innovation.
China’s military power, particularly naval power, will dominate the world oceans by 2050, from the South China Sea to the Pacific, as well as India and the Arabian Ocean. China is also going to extend as far as Africa. China’s economy will nearly double that of the United States. China, historically, has never wished to conquer or colonize the rest of the world or put the world under its military power. But China wants to organize the great harmony on earth by bringing everyone together under the principles of human authority. China has no culture of colonizing others, but it has great cultures of sharing and learning.