Aug 25

Not signs of a new Cold War, but preparations for a hot war.

New Arms Race: China, US Prepare for Missile Warfare:

In signs of a new Cold War, China is building an arsenal of both offensive and defensive missiles to prepare for a hypothetical conflict with the United States. In recent months, tensions between the two nations have reached new heights.
In the South China Sea, Beijing and Washington are at loggerheads over the former’s construction of artificial islands, with the US concerned China is attempting to establish an air defense zone. In the neighboring East China Sea, Tokyo and Beijing are at odds over the Senkaku islands, a conflict partly driven by the United States pressuring its Pacific allies into taking a harder stance against China’s growing influence.

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