COUNTERING CHINA'S STRATEGY FOR
MARITIME DOMINANCE

A series of recent studies by prominent research and national security organizations warn of an impending national security threat in the form of Chinese maritime dominance, and the very intentional strategic use of maritime as the centerpiece of the strategy of China to achieve global power.

This drumbeat of prominent and respected research and national security voices, combined with a series of congressional hearings on the subject, points to a problem that will require a holistic policy approach by all stakeholders to ensure a robust U.S. maritime industry that is capable of supporting the security needs of our nation.

Short summaries of the recent reports are as follows:

    • July 2020 — The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) issued a brief titled “Hidden Harbors, China’s State-Backed Shipping Industry” in which it found that “Chinese companies are increasingly dominant across the maritime supply chain, aided by a complicated and opaque system of formal and informal state support that is unrivaled in size and scope.”

MULTIMEDIA

Admiral James Stavridis Discusses China Maritime Dominance Strategy and Maritime in the Biden Administration

In a December 2020 episode of the American Maritime Podcast, we hear from Retired Admiral James Stavridis about the growing threat of China to dominate the globe through investments in maritime and hear his thoughts about the possible Biden Administration approach to maritime policy.

Preparing the U.S. maritime industry to compete with China

Jon Kaskin, National Vice President of Legislative Affairs at the Navy League, discusses ways to maintain a big enough shipbuilding industry to be able to compete with China

STUDIES

HIDDEN HARBORS: CHINA’S STATE-BACKED SHIPPING INDUSTRY

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STRENGTHENING THE U.S. DEFENSE
MARITIME INDUSTRIAL BASE

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CHINA’S USE OF MARITIME FOR GLOBAL POWER DEMANDS A STRONG COMMITMENT

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AMERICAN MARITIME PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT ON NEW NAVY LEAGUE U.S. REPORT

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