China has pledged to rapidly defeat the US in a military conflict in one of the country’s most explicit warnings yet. China’s Global Times, which is seen as a Government news outlet, published an editorial revealing the threat in response to joint military drills carried out by the US. The US joined drills with Japan, Australia and France this week in an intended show of force against Beijing.
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Tensions in the South China Sea continue to escalate between China and Taiwan.
While the US remains an ally of Taiwan, it has not yet explicitly said how it would retaliate if all-out war broke out.
China has challenged the US through its state-owned newspaper The Global Times on the issue.