A confrontation looms between US and China as both countries engaged in military build up in South East Asia, World War 3 update reveals.
Journalist John Pilgar warns of a possible nuclear war between the two countries in his new documentary The Coming War On China.
“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” a Daily Star article quotes Pilgar.
The journalist disclosed that US military commanders have deployed forces at bases in the Pacific islands and South Korea.
The documentary also features James Bradley, author of The China Mirage, according to World War 3 update. According to Bradley, a person standing on the tallest building in Beijing could see American warships on the Pacific Ocean.
“You would see the island of Guam is about the sink because there are so many missiles pointed at China,” Bradley says. He noted that American armaments in South Korea also point at China. Japan is ‘basically a glove over the American fists,’ he adds.
Wu Shicun, director of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies analysts, says the scale of US military deployments in the Asia Pacific region is “unprecedented.”
The institute’s report claims that in 2014, the US conducted 1,200 close reconnaissance missions conducted by ships and aircraft against China, a Financial Times article says. In 2015, US carried out over 700 patrols in the South China Sea. China has become the US’ number one surveillance target, the institute analysts maintained.
If the US continues to intensify patrols and surveillance in the area, China could set up an air defense identification zone, Wu warns. This would mean China claims airspace over an area contested by many countries.
According to US Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Asia Pacific remains the ‘single most consequential region for America’s future.’
Carter explains that the ‘rebalance’ to the region includes diplomatic, economic and military components. These components will ensure that every country in the region can “rise and prosper,’ he adds. He also cited possible threats to the region’s security such as North Korea’s ‘nuclear saber-rattling’ and maritime concerns.
Alex Neill of the Institute of International and Strategic Studies in Singapore notes that the increased surveillance in area coincides with China’s military modernization. “I think the reason that this is becoming an issue now is that we now know who the new US president is going to be.”
China last week expressed concern over the telephone conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. China lodged a formal complaint with the US over the controversial call. They say it has overturned decades of diplomatic protocol.
China considers Taiwan as a province. The US-China have conducted their relations under the “one China” policy since 1979.
“Trump might not use the word ‘rebalancing,’ warns Zhu Feng, a Nanjing University expert on the South China Sea. But the President-elect will retain key elements within the rebalancing strategy framework, he points out. He adds that consistency will outweigh change in Trump’s foreign and security strategies.