A Chinese fighter jet taking off from a aircraft carrier.
The world is on the brink of a third world war with reports today that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) is conducting a military exercise using live weapons on the Lisho Peninsula in southern Guangdong province, which is considered the gateway to the South China Sea (SCS).
The PLA Air Force conducts week-long military exercises with the PLA Navy and Rocket Forces, including anti-ship and anti-aircraft exercises, in the context of increasing diplomatic relations with the United States and the supply of American weapons to Taiwan.
It is understandable that the message behind this exercise by the Chinese Free Army has been directed to the United States. Earlier this month, the United States deployed two heavy weapons and fighter jets, fighter ships and two reconnaissance warplanes to its warships in the South China Sea.
While not disclosing details of its military exercises, a Chinese military expert says such drills would usually include anti-aircraft missiles and naval missiles. “Such exercises strengthen air defense in the South China Sea and the ability to destroy enemy ships,” he said. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Rocket Attack Force can launch ballistic missiles at large surface warships, and anti-ship destroyer ships can be hit by missiles from a range of 300 to 400 kilometers.
Earlier this month, the Chinese Air Force conducted live fire drills and deployed more fighter jets to a base in the South China Sea, according to official media. The Chinese National Broadcasting Corporation (CNR) reported that firearms drills were being conducted.
The Chinese military exercise, which began today, comes on the heels of a U.S. warning to Beijing about the South China Sea in the wake of the diplomatic crisis.
In recent days, the United States has increased its military presence in the South China Sea, while China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines claim rights to the region’s geographical boundaries. As a result, diplomatic relations between the islands of the region are already severely strained.
Meanwhile, several military bunkers recently built by China on small islands in the middle of the sea have put the current crisis at risk of escalating into a war. The Chinese Sea is not China’s maritime empire. History has shown to us that if Beijing violates international law and free nations do nothing, China will easily take over the lan
Last May, it was reported that the U.S. Navy’s littoral warships were seen patrolling the disputed South China Sea. The U.S. Air Force and Navy also conducted training exercises in the area. The US Air Force and three submarines participated in the exercise. The reaction was to disrupt Chinese ships engaged in geological excavations in the surrounding seas.
Taken as a whole, it is undeniable that World War III is looming large in Asia. This situation will further destabilize the people of countries such as Sri Lanka that have become economic slaves to China.