By 2030, the SCS will become a massive "China lake".

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    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    By 2030, South China Sea will be ‘virtually a Chinese lake,’ study warns

    By Simon Denyer
    January 20


    China will have so many aircraft carriers by 2030 that the South China Sea will be “virtually a Chinese lake,” a new U.S. study warns, arguing that the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region was shifting away from the United States.

    More -> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...-be-virtually-a-chinese-lake-u-s-study-warns/
     
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    I don't think its possible in the long term to keep up with China in the South China sea on our own. Okay, technically it is possible but is it worth it? Probably not, therefore we need to strengthen our allies in the region especially our smaller allies. We shouldn't be blocking any military sales to Taiwan, and instead of donating old armored vehicles to the Philippines we should be donating weapon systems that can have a strategic effect perhaps land based tomahawk missiles. We should push the Japanese left wingers towards accepting a new more normal Japanese constitution that allows for Japan to proactively defend itself. They should have the same rights as China:D.

    Regional countries also need to create defensive pacts because China will try to pick off each country one by one. The only issue with this is that many countries in the South China have territorial disputes with each other. They should come to an agreement for the greater good of the region. Its easy to say come to an agreement but when we are talking about territory and borders conceding them to other countries is often not an option especially if you regard that land as your homeland.
     
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    Sadly, the Chinese perception about the Asia-Pacific region is that they see themselves as the "lord" of this certain area on the planet and would use their 5000-year history as basis to their claims. And judging their (Chinese) reactions to arms sales to US' allies, it is obvious that China only wants herself to be the only dominant force in Asia-Pacific.

    They basically revived the concept of "Tianxia" (which is an imperialist idea which is ironic as contemporary Chinese "despise" imperialism) and twisted it to their own benefit, disregarding others.
     
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    They have, from my understanding a similar mindset to that of the Imperial Japanese. They think that they should control Asia not outside powers. I see where they are coming from but Asia isn't a simple entity. Asia consists of many countries, cultures, and languages. Not all of them want to see a dominant China, as a matter of fact only China wants to see a dominant China.
     
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    Japan leading the rest will make sure that there is a balance of power with China,most neighbours are ''hostile'' to China,wich will make sure they are armed to the teeth.
     
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