This Nightmare is What Keeps the USA Navy Secretary Awake At Night

The leaders of the two military branches of EE. UU They have warned that China is “arming capital,” buying strategically valuable land from other countries.

During the House of Representatives Defense Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, the US Secretary of the Navy. US, Richard V. Spencer, told lawmakers that the issue of Chinese land purchases “keeps me awake at night.”

“When it comes to China, the end result is the check book,” he said. “Not only in the dollars and cents that they write to support their military expansion and technological work, but also in what they are doing all over the world … arming capital.”

In the summer of 2017, China, forgive the heavy debt: Sri Lanka, a 99-year lease in the economically advantageous port of Hambantota.

It is one of the most ambitious projects of the $ 1.4 trillion Belt and Road initiative, a huge infrastructure network aimed at increasing commercial and Chinese influence throughout Eurasia.

Hambantota will also be part of “String of Pearls,” a network of ports in the Indian Ocean where Chinese warships can refuel. However, Colombo promised India that they would not allow China to militarize the base and that it would only be used for commercial purposes. Other countries involved in the pearl chain are Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The leaders of the two military branches of EE. UU They have warned that China is “arming capital,” buying strategically valuable land from other countries.

During the House of Representatives Defense Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, the US Secretary of the Navy. US, Richard V. Spencer, told lawmakers that the issue of Chinese land purchases “keeps me awake at night.”

When it comes to China, the end result is the check book,” he said. “Not only in the dollars and cents that they write to support their military expansion and technological work, but also in what they are doing all over the world … arming capital.”

In the summer of 2017, China, forgive the heavy debt: Sri Lanka, a 99-year lease in the economically advantageous port of Hambantota.

It is one of the most ambitious projects of the $ 1.4 trillion Belt and Road initiative, a huge infrastructure network aimed at increasing commercial and Chinese influence throughout Eurasia.

Hambantota will also be part of “String of Pearls,” a network of ports in the Indian Ocean where Chinese warships can refuel. However, Colombo promised India that they would not allow China to militarize the base and that it would only be used for commercial purposes. Other countries involved in the pearl chain are Bangladesh and Pakistan.

“Enter Sri Lanka, redo the port, put an interest rate on a loan.” These are now ours, “Spencer told the committee. “They are doing that all over the world.”

China also began to boost Europe, with companies owned by Beijing that control a tenth of European port capacity, according to Foreign Policy.

Commander of the US Marine Corps UU Robert Neller also testified that China was “playing the long game.”

The Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, during a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, on the results of their meeting in Moscow.

“Their concern for human rights is not there, they have big bags of cash.” They are buying airfields and ports to extend their reach … they want to win without fighting, “he said.

Beijing has also been increasing military spending since the mid-2000s, which makes the country a distant second behind the US. UU in terms of military spending around the world. In March 2017, they announced that the increase in defense spending would increase by 7 percent in 2017, an increase of $ 11.1 billion.

This Nightmare is What Keeps the USA Navy Secretary Awake

Russia during his testimony. Spencer said Moscow’s underwater capabilities were formidable. “One of the things that keeps me awake is their underwater capabilities, they never let that happen,” he said.

 

Source: es.news-front.info