Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter
China’s man-made islands and military constructions in the South China Sea would be
nothing more than a “sitting duck” for US armed forces in the event of a naval conflict, say both American and Chinese experts.
In interviews with the US-based outlet Defense News, Ian Easton, a China defense specialist at the Project 2049 Institute in Washington; Wallace Gregson, a former assistant defense secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, and Zhu Feng, a South China Sea expert at China’s Nanjing University, all agreed that China’s rapidly expanding land reclamation efforts and militarization on disputed islands in the South China Sea “would not survive long in a war with the US.” [FULL STORY]