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Originally posted by Xcathdra
China has recently been upgrading their Navy. They have purchased some aircraft carriers from Russia, and are working on their own domestic version.
China has moved its navy from brown water to green water and is pushing for blue water (coastal / regional / global).
If China does go after Vietnam, they wont need a navy since they share a border.
Originally posted by armtx
One thing we know about Vietnam and that is they are not afraid to fight a low down, dirty war against anyone that tries to occupy their land. Ask the Japanese, French and US. All have taken a shot at Ho Chi Mihn and came up short.
The Sino–Vietnamese War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh biên giới Việt-Trung), also known as the Third Indochina War, known in the PRC as 对越自卫反击战 (duì yuè zìwèi fǎnjī zhàn) (Counterattack against Vietnam in Self-Defense) and in Vietnam as Chiến tranh chống bành trướng Trung Hoa (War against Chinese expansionism) ...