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(Worthy News)-- China's armed forces are to extend their operations and its air force will become an offensive as well as defensive force for the first time, in a major shift in policy that will strengthen fears of accidental conflict, the UK Telegraph reported.
The People's Liberation Army, including its navy and air force, will be allowed to "project power" further beyond its borders at sea and more assertively in the air in order to safeguard its maritime possessions, the white paper stated.
Global Times, a tabloid newspaper run by the Communist Party, said that China might have to "accept" there would be conflict with the United States.
"If the United States' bottom line is that China has to halt its activities, then a US-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea", said the paper, which is often seen as a mouth-piece of hardline nationalists in the government in Beijing. --[wp_colorbox_media url=" " type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]