• Pentagon chief says China is no match for the US Navy, even if it has more ships

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    A member of the People's Liberation Army Navy stands in front of a warship.
    Photo by Dickson Lee/South China Morning Post via Getty Images
    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that China has built a larger fleet but it's still no match in for the US Navy.
    Nonetheless, he argued that it is necessary to increase funding for shipbuilding to ensure that the US Navy can maintain its overmatch.
    His remarks, which were delivered at a RAND Institute event, follow the recent release of the Pentagon's China Military Power report, which noted that China has the world's largest navy and is...
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