Inside the Ring: China Militarizing Deep Sea

This undated picture shows a nuclear-powered submarine of the People's Liberation Army Navy's North Sea Fleet preparing to dive into the sea

Space and cyberspace are not the sole domains for China’s growing asymmetric warfare programs. The Chinese military has another development program only recently disclosed that is part of the decadeslong buildup of weapons and forces: deep sea.

U.S. to Snub PLA Navy Anniversary

PLA Navy

The Trump administration has blocked the Navy and Pentagon from sending U.S. warships to China to take part in a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) naval celebration, according to administration officials.

The PLA invited the United States to dispatch warships and senior Navy officers to take part in the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist navy, a major Beijing propaganda event set for later this month.