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US races to upgrade naval shipyards, wary of Chinese dominance

Lawmakers push $25bn overhaul to outdated facilities

Workers at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard prepare the USS Chicago (SSN 721), a Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine, to undock from Dry Dock 3. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed a $25 billion cash infusion into the nation's outdated naval shipyards to prepare for the great-power competition with China.

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