China flexes military muscles with missiles in South China Sea
Recently satellite images confirm that China had deployed missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea.
It's not the first time China has asserted itself in the contested waters, where tensions are already high. Taiwan, Vietnam, the Phillipines, among other countries also claim sovereignty in the South China Sea.
As China's military power grows, many observers worry that pressure to use that power is growing inside the country as well.
No doubt tensions in the South China Sea and China's military moves in the area will be topics of discussion when the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrives in Washington to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry.
Guests in this segment:
- Yanmei Xie, senior China analyst for the International Crisis Group.
- Miles Yu, professor of military history at The United States Naval Academy.
- Robert Farley, senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky.
This segment was produced by The Current's Karen Chen, John Chipman and Marino Greco.