HUNDREDS of warships, including aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and a destroyer force, could soon be patrolling the Asia–Pacific as tensions between Beijing and Washington reach boiling point.
China is refusing to back down over President Donald Trump’s apparent interest in interfering with the ongoing turf war in the South China Sea.
During his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson, the new U.S. Secretary of State, called China’s island building an “illegal” activity. He said,
“We’re going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops; and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed.”
From The Express
With Xi Jinping’s nation being economically strong, it has the money and capability to massively expand its armed forces.
And that is exactly what the Chinese Communist Party is doing.
The People’s Liberation Army’s Navy is growing faster than expected, with plans to push out hundreds of vessels to work in the oceans.
A new destroyer and corvette have been launched with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) – or PLA(N) in the last three weeks alone.
The US Navy remains the world’s most powerful but in recent decades China has pushed forward with plans to catch up.
PLA(N) Commander between August 1982 and January 1988 General Liu Huaqing was the first in his role to consider Chinese domination of the Pacific.
Admiral Liu Huaqing allegedly had designs to take control of island chains in the Pacific, before controlling the entire region before 2050.
Admiral Shen Jinlong, previously commander of China’s South Sea Fleet, has taken the reins as Commander of the PLA(N), with Admiral Yuan Yubai moving to command the Southern Theatre Command from running the North Sea Fleet.
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