China's military is powerful enough to replace the United States as the world's dominant superpower, according to retired American four-star General Jack Keane.
"They are growing rapidly as one of the world's largest military and are also technologically capable as the United States," he told FOX Business & # 39; Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday.
"They've caught us in a lot of the benefits we've had … the military capability is beginning to dominate the Pacific region, and that's what is obviously in their minds, and they can replace the United States as a world power in the world today. It's their military to help them do it as well as their economic engine, "he explained.
Rising trade tensions, and China's military behavior in the South China Sea, where the United States also freed navigation patrols, has recently strained diplomatic ties between the world's two largest economies.
CLICK HERE TO GET FOX BUSINESS APP
China's military spending has increased for 24 straight years. It is the second largest military builder in the world behind the United States. The defense budget has almost doubled over the last decade. In 201[ads1]8, it spent $ 250 billion on the military.