How the Chinese are Changing the Rules of the Game
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How the Chinese are Changing the Rules of the Game

by | published September 14th, 2019

Normally, two feuding countries becoming friendlier with each other is cause for celebration.

However, when it comes to certain countries, when two of them start getting more buddy-buddy, that’s often the time for worry.

Not panic, mind you, but concern. At least for now.

A little over a year ago, reports emerged that the largest ever military drilling was beginning in Russia.

And China had joined them.

In fact, President Xi had stated that the relationship between China and Russia was “getting stronger all the time.”

These are two of the countries with some of the biggest beefs with the U.S., and they began training together on a significant date indeed: September 11, 2018.

If they were trying to send a message – albeit a very unsubtle one – you can bet they succeeded.

Now, one year later, things haven’t changed much.

And my being tied up in the Persian Gulf by no means puts me out of touch with the rest of my global contacts.

And what they’re telling me is still concerning.

What the Headlines Aren’t Telling You

Now, I try not to be one of those fear-mongering talking heads on TV who wouldn’t know a true cause for concern if it danced naked in front of them.

The reason I keep you informed is so you can be prepared as much as possible. I don’t believe in keeping important things from the public just because of the potential for governmental embarrassment.

And when it comes to the South China Sea, you’ve been seeing quite a few headlines declaring that the conflict between the U.S. and China has come to a head.

But it hasn’t.

Not by a longshot.

One might expect that conflict in the South China Sea would involve the Navy, and the Navy only.

That is true, to a certain extent.

And make no mistake, both parties in this battle have antagonized the other with aggressive moves from their ships in the area.

However, the real battle does not take place in the sea…

It takes place in the skies.

Reprisals on the Part of Both Combatants

Late last year, the U.S. flew bombing missions over the South China Sea. This has continued throughout this year.

However, China plays dirty as well.

And the Chinese’s teamwork with Russia has been paying off for them.

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has entered a new plane into service, as reported by the Chinese Ministry of Defense.

What makes this plane significant?

The fact that it’s advanced capabilities could bring China ever closer to contested territories in the South China Sea.

Oh, and it was built by the Russians.

China has already been putting this plane to good use, with flying exercises in the region near Taiwan.

This is only the latest development in China’s determination to dominate the vital stretch of water that is the South China Sea.

In other words, China will stop at nothing to drive everyone else out – especially the U.S.

Which is where a powerful Chinese missile comes into play.

This weapon is something that hasn’t been played up in the news quite as much as other developments have been, but I refuse to stay silent on it.

This missile has the ability to completely change the way the game is played, and to the U.S.’s disadvantage.

I’d hate for you to be uninformed about it.

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Sincerely,

Kent

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  1. Pete Ekstrand
    September 14th, 2019 at 21:37 | #1

    What do you think the probability (in %) chances of the following:
    (1) China attacks a US warship within a year from now?
    (2) That results in a very strong but limited US counterattack?
    (3) China invades Taiwan in the next five years? And if so, will US declare war on China?

    Many thanks! Pete

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