China named the main threat to U.S. maritime supremacy

China named the main threat to U.S. maritime supremacy

A new U.S. Navy report names China as the main threat to the global dominance of the U.S. Navy.

The document singles out Russia and China as major competitors, but it is Beijing, not Moscow, that is described as the greatest cause for concern. “We prioritize competition with China because of its growing economic and military power, its growing aggressiveness and its demonstrated intention to dominate its regional waters and remake the international order in its favor,” the report reads.

It is also noted that the Chinese Communist Party is investing heavily in modernizing its equipment and equipping it with advanced systems. Beijing’s expenditures on armament are estimated at $261 billion. This amount is inferior to the U.S. $686 billion, but Washington considers China’s goal to end U.S. dominance in Asia.

Earlier, U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe compared the U.S. threat from Russia and China. In his opinion, Moscow cannot compete with Beijing on this issue, because the Chinese economy is the second largest in the world, while the Russian economy is not even in the top ten.