China is making sure it will be a force to be reckoned with, as the country leverages allies like Russia in its bid on the South China Sea region. Russia will reportedly send anti-submarine warfare destroyers to the South China Sea for a joint military exercise. Will Russia and China conquer the South China Sea?
Russia Sends China Destroyers
The United States may have to ramp up efforts in the South China Sea region as two of its perceived “enemies” are about to conduct military exercises that will emphasize China’s bid in the disputed region.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet will be sending a number of surface warships to the South China Sea as part of the annual Sino-Russian naval exercise which is also called Joint Sea 2016.
“At the beginning of September, a detachment consisting of the big anti-submarine ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, the big amphibious ship Peresvet, the sea towboat Alatau, and the tanker Pechenga will head for Zhanjiang in China,” The Diplomat quoted chief press officer of the Eastern Military District for the Pacific Fleet, Captain Second Rank Vladimir Matveyev.
According to the report, the Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov are under the 6,930-ton Project 1155 Udaloy I-class anti-submarine warfare destroyers constructed originally for the Soviet Navy. The ships reportedly came with anti-ship capabilities along with a P-270 Moskit supersonic ramjet powered anti-ship missile.
Beijing is Becoming Deadly
Furthermore, a prominent commentator on Chinese affairs warned the world about the growing power of China and how dangerous it could be.
“In its imagined world, the realization of Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream will place China once again at the centre of the world, after a couple of centuries of being disrupted by Western imperialism,” said veteran columnist Frank Ching on the South China Morning Post.
“In the Chinese imagination, this is not subjugation of neighbors but simply restoration of the normal order. To some, this is a return to the traditional concept of tianxia, with barbarians benefiting from Chinese civilization.”