Is China’s Naval Buildup a Step Toward a Global Security Role?

Is China’s Naval Buildup a Step Toward a Global Security Role?
Delegates from the People's Liberation Army Navy arrive at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, March 4, 2017 (AP photo by Andy Wong).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss the upcoming summit for China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, and how China is positioning itself to take advantage of the United States’ shifting approaches to international trade and global engagement. For the Report, Richard A. Bitzinger talks with Peter Dörrie about China’s naval buildup and global security ambitions.

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