By Adam Ni
Sailors prepare to tour the Chinese Luyang II-class destroyer Jinan after a ceremony commemorating the arrival of three ships from China’s People’s Liberation Army-Navy at Naval Station Mayport as part of a routine goodwill port visit. Engagements like this and the July 2015 port visit to China by USS Stethem demonstrate a continuous navy-to-navy bilateral relationship between the two countries. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)
CHINA aims to transform its military into a cutting-edge force capable of challenging American military supremacy in Asia by 2020. This has major implications for the security environment in Asia.