China ‘not impressed’ by US military exercises says expert
China has pledged to rapidly defeat the US in a military conflict in one of the country’s most explicit warnings yet. China’s Global Times, which is seen as a Government news outlet, published an editorial revealing the threat in response to joint military drills carried out by the US. The US joined drills with Japan, Australia and France this week in an intended show of force against Beijing.
China has pledged to rapidly defeat the US in a military conflict
The threat was issued in response to joint military drills carried out by the US
He continued: “According to the Global Times editorial, the US will be defeated if it engages in combat with China in its neighbouring waters.”
The editorial also read that the People’s Liberation Army “doesn’t even need to make pointed responses to the joint drills since its insignificant militarily”.
Former UK MP George Galloway told RT that this would prompt an increase in military preparedness from China.
He said: “What a spur this must be to China’s own warship development.
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“If they are not fools, they will be building so many warships right now that no-one will dare to steam up the East China Sea and threaten them in any way.”
The week-long drills sees troops training in activities such as simulated urban combat, as well as defending remote islands and intercepting vessels at sea.
The drills are designed to send a message to an increasingly expansionist and aggressive China.
The drills take place close to the Diaoyu Islands, which are claimed by Beijing but controlled by Japan, which refers to them as the Senkaku Islands.
Admiral Pierre Vandier, chief of the French naval staff, said: “Our message will be targeted at China.”
Earlier this week, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army released videos showing marines training for island landing drills in an apparent threat to Taiwan.
Video footage released by the PLA Navy shows marines from the Eastern Theatre Command in a recent landing exercise for a simulated invasion.