China acts like it’s ‘preparing for WWIII’ in South China Sea, Sen. Inhofe warns
China’s continuing militarization of the islands in the South China Sea has one member of Congress warning that the communist nation may be preparing for war.
Republican Sen. James Inhofe, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on Tuesday that China’s ongoing militarization activities resemble preparation for a world war, the Navy Times reported.
“It’s like you’re preparing for World War III,” Inhofe said. “You’re talking to our allies over there and you wonder whose side they’re going to be on.”
Inhofe made the comment during a committee hearing focused on threats posed by China and Russia’s growing military power.
“I’m concerned our message is not getting across,” Inhofe said, referring to the severity of the China threat against the U.S.