Xinhua recently published an article discussing the possibility of World War III. The article started with an analysis of the Ukraine situation. The author expressed the belief that a large scale war may spread much wider if the United States engages in military conflict with Russia. He also thought that World War III is a practical possibility and China should aim its military development towards the background of global stability. For the purpose of strategic planning, China should focus more on naval warfare capabilities, more on being prepared to deal with a war on a global basis, more on defending those international interests that the United States threatens, and more on remote military deployment capabilities, especially on the Air Force side.
Source: Xinhua, September 13, 2014