Harry Harris says Beijing undertaking ‘military modernization, influence operations and predatory economics’
The top US admiral in the Pacific has warned America must be “prepared” for a possible future war with China.
Harry Harris, who has been nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia, told Congress to ignore at “our peril” China’s “crystal clear” intent to dominate the South China Sea.
The 61-year-old offered an ominous assessment of Beijing‘s increasingly aggressive posture in the region, and of the rapid build up of its military capabilities.
“Judging by China’s regional behaviour I am concerned that China will now work to undermine the rules-based international order, not just in the Indo-Pacific but on a global scale.” he told the House armed services committee.