The Chinese and US military have been testing each other’s resolve lately and if this keeps up the outcome can’t be good for anyone.
China has constructed a series of man made islands in the South China Sea, which it says extend its sovereignty into those waters. The United States and the rest of the international community disagrees.
To protect their rights to travel in the area the American military has been patrolling the zone, which has run it into contact with the Chinese navy.
In response to the perceived push into their territory China has armed its nuclear weapons with multiple warheads and developed anti ship missiles.
Is war next?