Usually countries fight for gains or to prevent losses, but US experts are quite different. Michael Pillsbury, the director of the Centre on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, holds quite different views. In his recent article “China and the United States Are Preparing for War” he holds that war is inevitable because China is not willing to reveal its real military strength.
As a Chinese person, I know very well the commencement of China’s arms race with the US two years ago. It was reflected in my post “Arms Race between China and America” on March 5, 2012.
The arms race began when China realised that the real aim of the US pivot to Asia was to encircle China, though the US repeatedly denied that.
Before the arms race, China had also been making efforts to catch up with the US in weapon developments for fear of US support for Taiwan’s independence. It began to develop DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles to destroy US aircraft carriers.