But: Type-99A3 is still a huge leap forward.
Hard to say with only little hard data available on A3, but we can
safely assume it is better than T-72 and probably somewhere near T-80.
The next one will be better than Russian tanks, as I strongly suspect
we would not see T-95 any time soon.
PS I've been impressed with that recent close-up photo I posted on the
previous page, the new tank looks like solid-made modern MBT. Of course
there are flaws as they don't have much experience yet.