In the South China Sea, China has built islands into military bases, including warships, aircraft, weapons, and military communications systems. The South China Sea is located within China’s first island chain and is a critical strategic issue for both China and the United States and its allies. China has two island chains that are very important for its national security and interests. The first island chain that covers the South China Sea is for its security, and the second island chain that stretches out to the Pacific Ocean is for expanding power.
China main threats and securities come from the eastern China and southern China. Eastern theater, China faces the U.S military bases and its allies such as Japan and South Korea. In Southern theater, China faces the U.S navy that ships in South China Sea and support Taiwan. The south China Sea is a core strategic and economic interests that China has to dealwith are: a. For its national security that has to draw U.S navy as far as possible, b. To extend its power and influence over ASEAN, c. To isolate and Surround Taiwan economically and militarily.
According to U.S. sources, in order to control the South China Sea, China has built various artificial islands, then deployed its military there. The islands are built for the purposes of: a. air bases; b. naval bases; c. hiding various weapons; and d. military communication facilities. In the case that war breaks out, China will be able to win. While the dispute is increasing, China has deployed and hidden various weapons that are able to reach South Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. Those weapons are able to sink U.S. ships within five minutes. However, the percentage of war, as mentioned by many scholars, is very low. Lee Kuan Yew said that ” there will be a serious contest between the U.S. and China for supremacy. The United States vies for supremacy, while China tries to frighten ASEAN and expand its influence.
(Do you believe ?)( For me, China has tries very hard to control the sea, faced many international challenges, if they are not doing as mentioned above, they are stupid).
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