South China Sea crisis: Beijing warns US military presence increases risk of war


According to the state-owned Global Times, the report by China’s National Institute for South China Sea Studies details US security policy, military presence and deployment.

It warns of a pending Cold War-esque conflict between China and the US.

The Global Times report US warships have repeatedly trespassed into Chinese territorial waters around the Xisha and Nansha islands, conducted operations in the South China Sea and crossed the Taiwan Straits.

Tensions between the US and China have been strained over recent weeks and both have shown their military might in the highly contested waters.