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BRI investment, SCS claims could hit China's military development

4th February 2020 - 16:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore


China’s slowing economy, and financial pressures arising from its massive investment in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and construction of military facilities in the South China Sea (SCS), designed to secure trade routes for China into the wider global network, will reduce its ability to directly confront the US and could see it shift focus to asymmetric and political warfare capabilities.

Speaking on 4 February at the ADECS exhibition and conference in Singapore, Peter Nicholson, an independent strategic advisor and former AVM in the RAAF, said that the Indo-Pacific was a ‘strategic space’ with its sea lines of

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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