US Admiral: I Am Absolutely Concerned About China Military Buildup

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The aircraft carrier USS George Washington anchors in the Hong Kong water Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. The aircraft carrier is in a Hong Kong harbor after a week-long joint military exercise with South Korea. USS George Washington Commanding Officer David Lausman said the carrier plans to stay in Hong Kong for several days. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Clinton Administration Financed The Military Buildup Of China: Why?

HONG KONG — A U.S. Navy admiral expressed new concern Friday over China’s military buildup and urged Beijing to be clearer about its intentions.

With China’s military growing at an “unprecedented rate,” the U.S. wants to ensure that expansion doesn’t destabilize the region, Rear Adm. Kevin Donegan told reporters on a visit to the Chinese territory of Hong Kong.

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