China´s maritime interests are not only the South-West Pacific, where it has been actively developing alliance partnerships, much to the disquiet of Australia, but also the Caribbean.Moreover, Chinese maritime companions include Equatorial Guinea, so the notion that China would possibly “limit” itself to dominating a “close to China” policy i.e. the East and South China Seas is fantasy. Even if that was their intention, they want to save external intervention most obviously from the US and Japanese navies. We thoroughly recommend that our readers with an interest in China´s Geopolitical ambitions should head over to the full article on the FPRU website. The full link is here: https://www.fpri.org/article/2020/05/chinas-military-capabilities-and-the-new-geopolitics NB: Image for illustration purposes only and not representative of the Type 075.