16 septembrie 2019

US military steps up efforts to counter China's rising power


The US Defense Department has been sharply expanding its efforts to counter China's growing military power, including stepping up naval operations, missile tests and landing exercises in the Asia Pacific region.On Friday, a US warship approached the Paracel Islands, an island chain claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, to contest Beijing's claims to the seas around the archipelago, which is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam.Friday's maritime operation was the sixth "freedom of navigation [...]