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Pentagon: China to Expand Security Presence in Belt and Road Countries

The United States military is forecasting an expansion of China’s security presence around the world, particularly in Belt and Road countries, to better protect its people and interests abroad. The Pentagon on Tuesday laid out its concerns about China’s military and security ambitions in its annual report to Congress.

The nearly 200-page report builds on the recently-published National Security Strategy that labeled China as the U.S.’s primary geopolitical competitor with an aim to reshape the current international order.

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