Tuesday, June 26, 2018

China: Releases video of its last fleet exercise.

(Beijing) The Chinese navy has released a video which was filmed during major naval exercises earlier this year off Hainan island in the South China Sea.  The exercise allowed the Chinese to flex its muscles to all the neighbours in which to scream out :

"Yup we are here, and there's actually very little you can do about it"
The South China sea (where the exercise took place)  is the scene of minor disputes between Taiwan, mainland China and even Vietnam over some small outlying islands.

The recent Chinese emphasis on sea power centres on their emerging aircraft carrier program and is likely a bid to maintain and expand control in this area and project Chinese military influence around the globe.