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China Seeks Stronger Navy

The announcement that China seeks "to be a maritime power" should raise eyebrows worldwide, experts say, as Communist Party leaders strive for a stronger nation to pass on to their successors, and regional countries struggle in the rising superpower's wake.

The country's desire to bolster its navy is not a new concept. But this most recent statement from President Hu Jintao, speaking before the Communist Party Congress to select new leadership, marks the first time an official at the top echelons of power has spoken so boldly about a more rigorous sea presence.

As Hu prepares to pass power to a younger generation, this message should be seen as warning to others that China will continue to annex might and resources in spite of regional U.S. allies.

Source: US News. Read full article. (link)

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