The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the PacificBook - 2017
"Out in the Pacific Ocean, there is a war taking place. It is a 'warm war,' a shoving match between the United States, since WWII the uncontested ruler of the seas, and China, which now possesses the world's largest navy. The Chinese regard the Pacific, and especially the South China Sea, as their ocean, and they're ready to defend it. Each day the heat between the two countries increases as the Chinese try to claim the South China Sea for their own, and the United States insists on asserting freedom of navigation. Throughout Southern Asia, countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea respond with outrage and growing fear as China turns coral reefs into manmade islands capable of supporting airstrips and then attempts to enforce twelve-mile-radius, shoot-down zones. The immediate danger is that the five trillion dollars in international trade that passes through the area will grind to a standstill. The ultimate danger is that the US and China will be drawn into all-out war." -- Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2017.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 341.45091/FABEY
Characteristics: xiii, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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