July 13, 2018

Military Guards of the New Silk Road


Chinese Naval Forces play an important role in the strategy of the development of Beijing's trade routes. They must protect the sea routes and strengthen China's global influence.

China's “Belt and Road” initiative, which first of all reflects economic and political interests, also implies the implementation of major military projects.

Little was mentioned about them, although they have been working on them for a long time. China has been taking significant steps in this direction for many years, substantially strengthening its naval forces, and also increasing the merchant fleet and maritime infrastructure. However, many measures have been taken that are incompatible with international maritime law regarding a vast area of water resources in the South China Sea, which is considered to be the outpost of China.

The article is available in Ukrainian


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