China’s Atlantean ambition for the South China Sea

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Beijing’s futuristic plan for an artificial intelligence-driven deep-sea submarine base promises to churn the contested sea’s already volatile waters

  • Richard Javad Heydarian
  • Asia Times

Αs Southeast Asian nations look ahead to 2019, competition for control of the South China Sea looms large on the horizon.

That strategic contest could enter a new destabilizing phase if China introduces as reported a new Atlantis-like deep-sea submarine base in the already volatile maritime area.

The proposed new base, which could in theory be operated 24/7 through usage of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology, would dramatically bolster China’s quest for…

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