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WorldChina Poses Top Threat for Decades Ahead, Top U.S. General Says

22:30  11 july  2019
22:30  11 july  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

Chinese military conducts anti-ship ballistic missile tests in the hotly contested South China Sea

Chinese military conducts anti-ship ballistic missile tests in the hotly contested South China Sea The development comes as the United States and China have paused tensions in their ongoing trade battle. U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed over the weekend at the G-20 summit in Japan to not impose new tariffs on each other's goods. A burgeoning trade deal between the two countries fell through in the beginning of May. The South China Sea, which is home to more than 200 specks of land, serves as a gateway to global sea routes where approximately $3.4 trillion of trade passes annually.

“ China went to school on us ,” General Mark Milley said in response to lawmakers’ questions during his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Evolving threats from China and Russia are cited as the primary challenges in the current U . S . defense strategy, supplanting the war on terrorism as the top

China & hong kong. China may remain the “primary threat ” to the US military for as long as a century after learning how to fight more effectively “ China went to school on us ,” General Mark Milley said in response to lawmakers’ questions during his confirmation hearing Thursday (11 July) before

China Poses Top Threat for Decades Ahead, Top U.S. General Says© 2018 VCG AT SEA - APRIL: A PLA Navy fleet including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, vessels and fighter jets take part in a drill in April 2018 in the South China Sea. (Photo by VCG) (Bloomberg) -- China may remain the “primary threat” to the U.S. military for as long as a century after learning how to fight more effectively by watching American wars in the Middle East, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

“China went to school on us,” General Mark Milley said in response to lawmakers’ questions during his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. “They watched us very closely in the first Gulf War, the second Gulf War. They watched our capabilities and in many, many ways they have mimicked those, and they have adopted many of the doctrines and organizations.”

Pentagon says China missile test in South China Sea 'disturbing'

Pentagon says China missile test in South China Sea 'disturbing' The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was "disturbing" and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway. The South China Sea is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and Taiwan. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

China learned to fight more effectively by watching American wars in Middle East, General Mark Milley tells US lawmakers.

Read More: China Poses Top Threat for Decades Ahead , Top U . S . General Says . “ China has made significant technological advancements in Esper said the president doesn’t need a new or revised Authorization for Use of Military Force from Congress to act against Iran, as some lawmakers contend.

Evolving threats from China and Russia are cited as the primary challenges in the current U.S. defense strategy, supplanting the war on terrorism as the top priority. China, with the world’s second-largest economy, is making major investments in military capabilities to challenge America’s post-World War II dominance, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

The U.S. this month denounced Chinese anti-ship missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, underscoring the continued strategic tensions between the two Pacific powers even as they try to restart trade talks.

Read More: China Dismisses U.S. Criticism of South China Sea Missile Tests

Winston-Salem Hall of Justice evacuated after threat

Winston-Salem Hall of Justice evacuated after threat Winston-Salem police are investigating a threat made towards the Hall of Justice in downtown Winston-Salem, according to investigators. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says the threat was made over the phone around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday. The building was evacuated as a precaution. Officials say no specific individual was threatened. Winston-Salem police report 2nd Street, 3rd Street, Main Street and Liberty Street are closed around the Forsyth County Hall of Justice. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is helping Winston-Salem police and the fire department investigate the threat. As of 2:45 p.m., no one is allowed back in the building.

These top three trade partners routinely account for about 45% of all U . S . trade with the world, with the remaining 55% spread among more than 200 nations. On an annual basis, China has ranked as the United States' top trade partner the last four years, since passing Canada in 2015.

Confronting China and Russia and staying ahead of their quickly expanding military capabilities are the Pentagon’ s “principal priorities” and will require Joking that at least it listed China as a threat before Russia, he said , “As in any country, the military complex tries to present something that will allow

Ties between the countries have been strained since May when Trump hiked tariffs after accusing Beijing of reneging on commitments in trade negotiations.

“China is improving their military very, very rapidly in space, air, cyber, maritime, land domains,” said Milley, who said the U.S. needs to make sure that “we do not lose our advantages that we have relative to other countries, specifically relative to China.”

But he added, “China is not an enemy. I want to make that clear. They are an adversary.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Glen Carey in Washington at gcarey8@bloomberg.net;Tony Capaccio in Washington at acapaccio@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Bill Faries at wfaries@bloomberg.net, Larry Liebert

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