Saturday, October 19, 2019

China Plots To Block U.S. Military From Key Ports


Washington Examiner: ‘No safe harbors’: China plots to block US military from key ports, Pentagon warns

China aims to thwart the U.S. military from using strategically significant ports around the world, U.S. officials and analysts said yesterday. China hopes to do this by investing aggressively in overseas infrastructure projects, the experts said.

“Their single aspiration is to elevate their own status and capacity on a global scale,” said Chad Sbragia, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for China, during a Thursday House Transportation subcommittee hearing. “What it does mean is that they will have the global military where the U.S. essentially may have no safe harbors.”

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WNU Editor: We see this Chinese strategy at play in the Solomon Islands .... A Chinese Military Base In The Solomon Islands? (October 17, 2019).

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