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Friday, May 27, 2016

Chinese Military Prepares For Global Power Role

Prophecy Sign:  The emergence of the Kings of the East


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There is some debate as to whom the bible is referring to when it talks about the Kings of the East that will march on the Holy Land at the time of the end.  All we know for sure is those Kings must be from the east of the Euphrates river which would then take in most of Asia.  Given the rise of China as a world power, it would seem plausible that the Chinese would make up a significant part of this marching army of the last days.

The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Revelation 16:12 NIV


Chinese Military Prepares For Global Power Role
A new Pentagon report says China is working on a significant buildup of its military might that could make it a force to be reckoned with not only in Asia, but around the world. Pentagon officials, while uncertain of Chinas intent, see this as a potential threat. Meanwhile, China insists that they are simply modernizing and that the U.S. is blowing matters all out of proportion.  Some writers have noted that if the Chinese have no ill will toward the United States, then any threat is greatly diminished. On the other hand, if China has ulterior motives, then the threat increases in proportion to that ill-will.  Even so, the buildup does make China a powerful force and it is rapidly increasing its status as a world power rapidly. China is developing nuclear warheads that can be mounted on submarines, giving it the ability to make a nuclear strike anywhere in the world. 

China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US
The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so undermined Beijing’s existing deterrent force that it has been left with no alternative. Chinese military officials are not commenting on the timing of a maiden patrol, but insist the move is inevitable. They point to plans unveiled in March to station the US Thaad anti-ballistic system in South Korea, and the development of hypersonic glide missiles potentially capable of hitting China less than an hour after launch, as huge threats to the effectiveness of its land-based deterrent force.


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