China's Navy Prepares to Close the Gap on the U.S.
May 11, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
- Barring significant internal strife, an economic collapse or a major war, China's navy will continue its significant rise in the decades to come and continue to close the gap on its U.S. counterpart.
- By 2030, the Chinese will likely be the dominant naval force in a line stretching up to the Philippines, and will have a further zone of advantage out into the Pacific Ocean.
- The U.S. Navy, on the other hand, will largely remain paramount on the rest of the world's oceans and seas.