America is now pushed out of the South China Sea, and is now within the next decade poised to be pushed out of Asia.
CHINA’S rapid naval expansion will see it overtake the US as the most powerful sea force by the end of the decade.
According to a US Congressional report, China is likely to have increased its total ship tally to more than 350 by 2020.
Beijing is also understood to have embarked on a high-tech ship building programme that could leave many of America’s older vessels obsolete in any future maritime conflict.
That would dwarf the US Navy’s current total of 272 deployable battle force ships.