Beijing’s militarization of South China Sea islands

China’s expansion of its overseas military and growing aggressiveness should be seen as a major security threat not only to western…

China’s expansion of its overseas military and growing aggressiveness should be seen as a major security threat not only to western nations, but also commercially. Countries that have links or are on on friendly terms with the United States such as Japan, South Korea, and Australia can become targets of Beijing. This warning was made by security analyst Grant Newsham, who also said the moment was ripe for the United States to leverage its amicable relationship with Japan in order to deter Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression and uphold stability in the region. He spoke to the significance of recent revelations by U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Adm. John Aquilino that Beijing had fully militarized three artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. “China has expanded its ability to conduct military operations about 1,500 miles farther offshore from China. So now China can reach down to Australia, well into the Southwest Pacific, and off into the Central Pacific. And from these bases, it can cause the Americans and America’s friends all sorts of problems,” Newsham, a senior fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, recently told Epoch TV’s “Forbidden News” program.

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