TOKYO -- Despite its long coast along the South and East China seas, much of China is landlocked and far from any port. Traditionally, the country has focused on strengthening its army. Now, however, it is prioritizing a naval buildup that could allow it to rival the U.S. at sea.
China People's Congress 2018
China puts US Navy on notice with far-flung ports and big guns
Xi's drive to become a maritime superpower echoes European imperialism