China’s ongoing military buildup has some in the United States alarmed. Dennis Shea, the chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, reported the buildup will challenge Taiwan’s security.
In a meeting last Thursday, Shea further reported that China’s increasing military buildup will make it hard for U.S. intervention in the Asia Pacific region.
Specifically citing that Taiwan wouldn’t have a way to defend itself, and also advocating the further sale of U.S. Weapons to Taiwan to help ensure their autonomy.
The hope of the report was to get the attention of the U.S. Congress, so they could be more aware of Taiwan’s needs moving forward.
The report also outlined that China’s increased ballistic capabilities also threaten U.S. bases in the region.
Overall, it seems as though China’s military buildup has broad implications for the U.S. as well as other allies in the region.