American warships have been spotted in two locations. The South China Sea and East China Sea. USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea for the second time in months. China is claiming more than 90% of the South China Sea.
China is sending out hundreds of fishing boats manned by maritime militias to sort of clog the area. The South China Sea is the hottest contested region in the world and sending 200 maritime ships to clog the area is nothing but a provocation.
China may want to consider its actions. The U.S Navy is the greatest maritime power the world has ever seen. It's not to be messed with. China hasn't been in a war in over 40 years and havent seen naval combat in more than 100 years. The Chinese Navy will be picked apart
..in a provocation with the U.S Navy. A Navy with more tonnage than the Russian, Chinese, and 19 other navies combined.
..and they have powerful friends. Like the British Royal Navy, arguably the world's second most powerful surface fleet.
Hardline military posturing inTaiwan, territorial disputes with Japan and South Korea in the Senkaku islands, challenging Philippines, Vietnam, in the South China Sea is just China trying to bite more than it can chew.
And don't forget there is India, a strong naval power with its own carriers and submarines armed with arguably the deadliest anti-ship missile in the world...the Brahmos. It's no rocket science figuring out which side India will aligne itself with in a shooting war.

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