The report, released on Tuesday, claimed China is building multipurpose infrastructure in allied countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and Cambodia to boost trade and military movement.
It also argued China plans on creating “Sino-centric ecosystem of trade, technology, finance and strategic strongpoints”, with the intention of undermining “American influence and role as a security guarantor” in the Indo-Pacific region.
The report pointed to new commercial ports in allied countries which could meet China’s national defence requirements.
It also cited China’s exporting of its BeiDou satellite network, and its ramped up military exercises and deals with countries in the Belt and Road network.
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