fredag 4. september 2020

Chin’s Military Set to Increase Presence in South China Sea: Pentagon

China has strengthened and modernized its military capabilities to the point where its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is “already ahead of the United States” in some areas, the Pentagon said in its annual China Military Power Report published on Wednesday.

“There didn’t used to be this much tumult in the South China Sea,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Chad Sbragia said at an event held by the Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday. He cited China’s construction of artificial islands in disputed waters and the refusal of China to delimit its claims in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS.