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Expert Says U.S. and China are Entering a Prolonged Naval Arms Race


The United States and China are entering a period of prolonged naval competition and possible conflict, according to one expert.

Bruce Jones, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said that American and Chinese leadership had learned from history that the greatest world powers required powerful navies and that the two were competing for maritime dominance.

“It’s very striking when you look back at the history of empires in the modern period,” Jones said during an interview with NTD, a sister media outlet of the Epoch Times, airing on Sept. 10.

“What you see is that, for most of the last several hundred years, the state or empire or nation that was able to dominate world affairs most successfully was the state or nation or empire that had the largest and most effective navy in the world.”

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