Every action taken by China shows that the country is quite serious about their 2015 defense strategy. China is ready to show their maritime ambitions to the rest of the world.
China’s PLA Navy will engage more in the open sea protection, which includes capabilities for counterattack, naval maneuvers, joint operations at sea, comprehensive defense and comprehensive support.
According to the latest reports, the US is convinced that China is ready to launch a nuclear submarine armed with JL-2 missiles which has the ability to strike the US. This submarine will be deployed on its first patrol by the end of this year. The exact date was not revealed.
A member of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Larry Wortzel, considers this China’s way of expressing its strength and prestige. This new weapon is so powerful that it will spread fear among China’s enemies.
The range of this submarine is 7,400 km. Jin-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine was tested successfully in 2012. It is estimated that China has three operational JIN-class SSBNs and five more will be constructed.
Every move taken by China is considered a counterbalance to US hegemony. In addition to this, Russia and China have joined forces against the US. This can be observed in their Security Council veto coordination on Syria.
It can be concluded that China and Russia impose a serious threat to the hegemony of the US.