New satellite imagery reveals Chinese military build-up near its border with Vietnam: Report

Shocking new photos indicate that China may be gearing up for war.

Breitbart recently reported that newly-released satellite images show the communist country appears to be bolstering its military weaponry near its border with Vietnam.

What’s happening?

The photographs were released this week by the South China Sea Chronicle Initiative (SCSCI), a non-governmental organization.

The images reportedly show that China looks to be building a surface-to-air missile base in Mengzi City, located just north of the China–Vietnam border.

According to reports, the base has been under construction since June. It is the second base of its kind, and some have alleged that China is looking to construct airbases in the area, too, though that has not been visually confirmed.

According to Alexander Vuving, a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii, this concerning situation signals the possibility that “China is preparing for war along its borders.”

“It’s a sign that China is preparing for war, maybe not today, not tomorrow, but in the long term,” Vuving told VOA News.

War with whom?

Vietnam, for its part, is one of few Southeast Asian countries to have publicly disputed China’s claim of control over the whole of the South China Sea.

For Vietnam, the South China Sea holds an invaluable important resource: natural gas deposits. With the help of American and Japanese allies, Vietnam very much wants to tap into these resources — but according to Breitbart, China has actively attempted to stop Vietnam from extracting them.

“Chinese maritime forces scuttled a joint drilling project between Vietnam’s state energy company PetroVietnam and its Russian counterpart Rosneft last summer, and blocked a deal between PetroVietnam and Spain’s Repsol company a few years before that, in part by credibly threatening to use force against the Vietnamese ventures,” Breitbart reported Friday.

Vietnam responds

According to a report from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Vietnam is working to bolster its own defenses in response to the build-up of Chinese assets on their shared border, including by fortifying its bases in the South China Sea. At the same time, Vietnam has been calling for peace in the South China Sea.

Whether any fighting will actually break out at some point in time between the two countries remains unclear. However, reports clearly indicate that China is becoming more aggressive by the day.

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    1. After fighting in that Vietnam conflict I say leave it alone. Am I bitter ?..probably somewhat but we (United States)always seem to get involved in other countries business. Let China and Vietnam ”get it on” and when China decides to get it on with us physically then maybe I won’t be to old to pull the trigger.

  1. GOD IS ON OUR SIDE!! WHAT CAN CHINA DO TO US?? A LOT, IF WE DON’T ACT!!! ACT NOW AND FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR LORD !!!

      1. THAT IS ….SO…HOWEVER IT WAS TO BIDEN …BEFORE HE BECAME “POTUS” NOT AFTER….SO WE CAN TELL BIDEN TO PAY BACK THE HALF OF THE $30MIL/CHINA PD BIDEN AND HAVE HUNTER DO THE SAME. HELL BIDEN NOR HUNTER WILL BE ABLE TO SPEND 30MIL B4 WE ARE LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL AT CHINA!!!! SO WHAT WILL THEY DO W/$30MIL…DURING “WAR TIME”………..take a vacation in Bermuda or Hawaii???

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  4. First thing to do is stop calling China an Adversary and face the fact that China is the Enemy of the FREE WORLD and the CCPis no different than the NAZI’S. Scum of the Earth.

  5. Well, if we are counting on Biden to do something, we can forget that. He is in cohoots with China and he gets lots of money through them. Probably through his son Hunter. He still has way too much dealings with China. This was supposed to stop, when he became President. But it has not and I don’t see it changing any time soon.

  6. Times like this sure makes you long for Trump. I’d feel a lot safer if Trump was in the White House.

  7. Really! The dumbest father/son duet gets millions of dollars from China and you believe it was for their SMARTS? Come on people! No one hands out that kind of money with no expectation for reciprocity, okay? Guess it’s China’s turn to receive the dividends they expected all along!

  8. What happened about China Training in Canada for Winter Military Tactics, Tanks Etc. I saw that info about 3 weeks ago in a Email that I had received.

  9. Biden won’t Go against the “ cash cow” China. He wouldn’t get his big bucks from them. He has been in their pocket all along, so has crack head Hunter! Wake up people, we are bieng sold out on a grand scale! Biden, Harris, Piglosi , Schumer and the rest of the China sympathisers need to be out of our government! They do NOT have the best interests of our country in mind, only their “ profit”!

  10. If you are writing an article referencing pictures, wouldn’t it be pertinent to provide a picture? It’s in the title of the article. Just my 2 cents.

  11. This is to complicated of an issue for biden to handle and he is a poor leader. Trump was a negotiator biden belongs in a nursing home.

    1. I totally agree!!!! What was people thinking to vote that old fart in as President???!!!!! js

  12. If you look out at the Asian continent what you see the name
    ” South China Sea ” that alone China clams it belongs to them ,
    The name China Sea to them is enough convincingly. They do
    believe it literally owns it.

  13. Vietnam as a whole will learn what some Vietnamese understood decades ago — that the Americans are the good guys and that DaNang is a good place for a U.S. Navy port.

  14. I do believe the same people that voted no bummer in for two terms are the very same ones that voted for sleepy joe. They are all still under the spell of no bummer. Demonrats should not even be a party. Just my opinion. They have run their party straight into hell and trying to take the rest of America with them. People, if we don’t band together and get the demonrats out, we have only ourselves to blame by being complacent. Sleepy Joe isn’t fit to be a dog catcher let alone ruler of the Free World. I would bet someone has to dress him and feed him his pablum every morning. It isn’t his age it is his brain or rather lack of one, that is going to hit the wrong button and……THERE YA GO!!!!!! js

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