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China poses serious threat to US for decades ahead: US Gen

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PTI, Washington :
China poses the most serious threat to the national security of US in the long run, a top American general told the country's lawmakers.
"I think China is the main challenge to the US national security over the next 50 to 100 years," General Mark A Milley, said on Thursday in his confirmation hearing for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"I think some historian in 2119 is going to look back at this century and read a book and the central theme of the story is going to beat the relationship between the United States and China," Milley said responding to a question from Senator David Perdue.
Milley agreed with Perdue that China was using trade as leverage to achieve its national security interests and the one belt road initiative was a part of it.
"With regard to their belt-road initiative and there made in China 2025, my experience is that they generally don"t tell their adversaries what they are going to do unless they have made a determination that they either don"t have the wherewithal or the will to stop them," Perdue said.
The Georgia Senator expressed his concern over Chinese investments in ports around Africa and the Indian Ocean but also in South America where there are over 50 port investments that they have made with proprietary loans.

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