Scarborough Shoal is the most likely target of a sudden US attack, according to a retired Chinese naval officer. Photo: WikipediaScarborough Shoal is the most likely target of a sudden US attack, according to a retired Chinese naval officer. Photo: Wikipedia
Scarborough Shoal is the most likely target of a sudden US attack, according to a retired Chinese naval officer. Photo: Wikipedia

Could Donald Trump start war with China over Scarborough Shoal to win re-election?

  • Retired Chinese naval officer writes that US president could start conflict in disputed South China Sea to boost approval rating
  • Observers say the idea has little military benefit but increased risk of accidental clashes remains a concern

Topic |   South China Sea
Scarborough Shoal is the most likely target of a sudden US attack, according to a retired Chinese naval officer. Photo: WikipediaScarborough Shoal is the most likely target of a sudden US attack, according to a retired Chinese naval officer. Photo: Wikipedia
Scarborough Shoal is the most likely target of a sudden US attack, according to a retired Chinese naval officer. Photo: Wikipedia
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