Top US General in Europe Warns of China’s Economic Control of Continent’s Ports

Posted on February 25, 2020 6:16 pm

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The top U.S. commander in Europe is warning of daunting amounts of Chinese investment in European seaports and increases in Russian submarine activity outside of Europe.

U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday that “China has access to 10% of the shipping rights into and out of Europe.”

“It is very alarming,” Wolters said. “When you control the ability to take in and regulate resources, you have a large impact on what actually exists on the continent with respect to its ability