China’s bid in the South China Sea is growing more apparent by the day as a new report suggests that the country could target Australia. Furthermore, security experts warned that there is war brewing China and the United States, and the world may not be able to avoid it. Will China trigger the new world war?
China to Declare War on Australia
According to military analysts, China has gained strategic advantage over the South China Sea region following its construction of artificial islands. Furthermore, the advantage gives China the ability to launch attacks on Australia.
According to a report from Sky News, analysts told Fairfax Media that “China’s presence in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea could allow stealth bombers to more easily approach Australia undetected and the artificial islands could become a naval ‘bastion’ in the event of a conflict.”
It is important for Australia to upgrade military capabilities including missile defenses to prepare for what China could do. Likewise, China has not stopped modernizing its artillery so the threat is growing. The report came out following the arrival of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in China for the G20 summit.
US Also Within Target
According to another report from the Daily Star, Seth Cropsey, ex-Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, warned that there is brewing war between the United States and China. The conflict is inevitable given the tensions between the two military superpowers.
“A key component of the next president’s foreign policy must be to compel China to respect international law,” the report quoted the expert, writing for The Hudson Institute.
“Otherwise, we may be faced by a conflict with a growing navy at a time when ours is decreasing in size.”