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US races to upgrade naval shipyards, wary of Chinese dominance

Lawmakers push $25bn overhaul to outdated facilities

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed a $25 billion cash infusion into the nation's outdated naval shipyards to prepare for the great-power competition with China.

Concerns are mounting in the American defense community over the adequacy of vessel production and maintenance, considering the pace at which Beijing can build its own ships.

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