The 2nd 4 Year Plan
China now had a respectable ground force, thanks to American funding and expertise. It was, however, still too weak to take the fight to the Communists. Likewise, China's industrial base was still lacking, being roughly half the size of the Communists in the North. Therefore, the next 4 year plan will concentrate mostly on industry, and the upgrading of existing forces.
7 new industrial centres will be constructed on Taiwan, further improving the islands economy, while 3 industrial complexes will be construced on Haikou, due to the good trade links with foreign nations. In the West, the new highways will be extended to the borders of Vietnam, Laos and Burma. Existing military builds will be given priority until completion, but no new ones will be created. Any spare IC will go on upgrading.
However, there is a shortage of trained men of military age. Therefore, a selective conscription was introduced, causing much dissent amongst the rural population, who were most likely to be called up and would be unable to bribe their way out of service.