The Chinese military has deployed brand new, state-of-the-art naval destroyers into the South China Sea, as a specific show of force to the US.
The fleet of new destroyers is said to have “the power to wipe out US warships in the South China Sea.” Military experts say the news proves Beijing’s naval development has entered a “crucial new stage” amid mounting tensions in the disputed waters.
The unveiling of the new ships — Type 055 and Type 052D destroyers — came just days after the decommissioning of multiple outdated Type 051 destroyers. This show of force comes only a few short weeks after US aircraft carriers sailed through the South China Sea after Washington accused Beijing of a “campaign of bullying” in the region.
The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan travelled with their strike groups into the sea in mid-July in a major show of US Naval power to China.
Hong Kong-based media group Takung Wenwei reported the Peoples Liberation Army’s (PLA) new destroyers were launched from the Dalian Shipyard on the morning of August 31. Military analysts say the new Chinese warships are more than a match for the world’s top destroyers – including the US’s own well-respected Zumwalt-class.
The new destroyers take the place of warships which have been in service for the PLA since the 1970s China has prioritized updating its naval fleet over the past 12 months as part of $400 billion military modernization program.
It’s reported it now boasts around 20 modern, aegis-type destroyers, and in four to five years that number is expected to double. Its total naval fleet now stands at 777 vessels compared to the US’s 490. However, lest you think that leaves the US outgunned, it still lags behind its superpower rival when it comes to the most powerful and deadly ships on the sea — aircraft carriers, with just two compared to the Pentagon’s 20.
With the deployment of the new ships, Beijing is now planning to hold war games in the region next, which is the focus of tension with the US and close to Taiwan. In seeming response to China’s saber-rattling, the USS Halsey (DDG-97) sailed through the Taiwan Strait, marking the second US transit in two weeks and the ninth this year.
“The US navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows,” a US navy spokesman said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China of a” completely unlawful” pursuit of territory in the South China Sea. He has condemned China for carrying out a campaign of “bullying” to control the waters.
The South China Sea is considered to be potentially energy rich and a key global shipping lane.
What do you think? Who is the greater threat to the US right now, Russia or China? Please reply using the comments below.
15 thoughts on “Dangerous New Chinese Destroyers Target US Warships in South China Sea”
Those “dangerous” Chinese “warships” (actually JUNKS) can easily be SUNK to the bottom of the SEA by our U.S. military might – they don’t have much of a chance . . . And don’t FORGET about the other nations who have HAD ENOUGH of their rude AGGRESSIVENESS, violating international LAW. One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.
Of course China is the largest threat to the US. They have 1.6 billion people and the second largest economy in the world. Russia is just a shell of its former self! Russia has nukes but lacks the economic power to keep up to the US in military power.
As you can read for yourself, the threat of communist take over is real and our military is bracing for conflict. For decades our intellectual property has been systematically stolen and used against us. They are trying to be superior especially in the navy and space force, hence our need for support for our troops. Our very foundation is being rattled and the chaos is a tactic to instill fear and allow immediate takeover. The Deep State wants war. It puts money in their pockets. They have been attempting this all over the world, but President Trump is on to them and he needs our support. VOTE ALL REPUBLICAN TO GET THESE SCHILLS OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Thanks to The Clintons and Obama, China is the number 1 threat to the world. Both Milatary and Economically. China showed her economic strength with the Wuhan virus by hoarding and then refusing to sell medical supplies, antibiotics and some foods to the rest of the world. Nations shifted production of many products to China because of their cheap slave labor only to suddenly wake up to realize that if China stops selling it to you then you have to beg or give up something in compromise to get it back. One day we will wake up and find that almost everything in our home, steel in our cars and the clothes and shoes we wear come from China. Then they will have the U.S. and the rest of the world at their mercy.
President Trump is right by bringing as much industry as possible back to the United States.
No, you can start with Nixon, old “tricky dicky” as he was known then gave China most favored nation trade status and invited thousands of students from China to study in our greatest universities to steal our technology and take it back to China only to be used against us!
China is the greatest threat1
We have many ships that are in the Navies Mothball ports. It would be cheaper to retro fit many of these and bring them into the 21st century!! This would make better use od our tax dollars!!!
Indeed we do and we dont need them yet. The strength of the United States Navy remains with our Fleet of Nuclear Submarines. The exact number of which remains Secret except to those that need to know. Their location is Top Secret. Each has a Blue and Gold Crew that alternates deployments so that they may remain on Station 24/7/365, from the North Pole to the South Pole and all the Oceans in between. These are the Watchdogs of American Security. The latest, most updated Submarine Force in existence, each carrying a compliment of Nuclear Warheads sufficient to keep the World at Peace.
RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP. Godspeed.
They both are a threat, China shows off while Russia is quietly waiting in the brush to pounce, like the General in the movie “Mars attacks” nuke, nuke’m now, of course the Martian shrunk the General and stepped on him, we dont take our eyes off the enemy of our freedom, we keep them close to our vest, know your enemy well. Yet i like their food, but don’t drink the tea.
China is our biggest threat
China, they dislike the Americans.
Have at it china,your mouth overloads your ass.
Well said Dino! Well Said
Well said Dino! Well Said
Putin is a “peacemaker” and a Christian and Russia is a Christian (eastern orthodox) and so will not do a first strike. China on the other hand is a communist nation and suppresses religious and political and individual rights. The answer should be obvious.