China Promises Long, Difficult Struggle Over South China Sea
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  • tarentius

    The idea that China will become a “maritime superpower” any time soon is at odds with reality. Is China expanding its Navy? Yes? Will it be more than a regionally powerful Navy within the next 10-15 years? Hardly likely. One just doesn’t build ships and become a naval power, as the Germans found out prior to WW1. The Chinese Navy won’t even come close to the US Navy anytime within the next 30 years and will have a hard time matching up with the Japanese Navy.
    Let’s not use the term “maritime superpower” so cavalierly.

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