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Daily Mail: China’s naval fleet is growing and the US ‘can’t keep up’ with the warship buildup as Beijing uses its sea power to project an ‘increasingly aggressive military posture globally,’ Navy Secretary warns 

* US Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro voiced concern in remarks on Wednesday 

* Said China has 340 active warships, compared to about 280 for the US Navy 

* Claimed US naval shipyards can’t match the output of Chinese ones 

The US Secretary of the Navy has raised the alarm that China’s naval fleet surpasses America’s in number of ships, and is growing faster than the US has current capacity to match. 

‘It is no secret that the People’s Republic of China seeks to upend our dominance on the oceans across the globe,’ said Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro in remarks at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Wednesday. 

Del Toro said that China’s navy has recently added over one hundred combatants to its fleet, calling it ‘a naval buildup that is a key component of its increasingly aggressive military posture globally.’  

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WNU Editor: China has responded to the US Navy Secretary’s warnings …. US Navy chief ‘crying for funds’ by hyping China’s rapid shipbuilding capability (Global Times). 

U.S. Navy Secretary Says China’s Naval Fleet Is Growing And The US ‘Can’t Keep Up’ With Warship Production  

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