The U.S. officials confirmed the presence of five Chinese naval ships positioned in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, where the US President Barack Obama is visiting as part of his three-day tour of Alaska.
US defence officials have spotted three combat ships, a supply vessel and an amphibious ship moving toward the Aleutian Islands, which is split between Russian and US control. It is believed to be the first time Chinese military ships are seen operating in the area.
In recent years, Beijing has taken a more assertive stance on maritime territorial disputes with Japan and Southeast Asian nations and has been continually expanding its presence in Eurasia getting tougher in Maritime space.
China wants to amend international maritime laws to favour its own interests, particularly in the South China Sea. This year China modernised its forces by developing stealth fighters and anti-satellite missiles. On Thursday President Xi Jinping will preside over a military parade in Beijing to commemorate China’s WW II victory over Japan 70 years ago.