A Chinese research vessel loaded with electronic security tools lands in a port in Sri Lanka.

In the South China Sea, hundreds of fishing vessels have been stranded there for months.

The Chinese Navy already has the most ships in the entire world.

It debuted its first aircraft carrier that was planned and built domestically in June, and five destroyers will shortly join it.

Such a strengthening is taking place as China tries to impose more influence in the area.

The United States and its allies dispute its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

According to him, there are currently 300 to 400 ships there at any given moment.

Other nations with territorial claims in the archipelago include Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

He cautioned that there was always a chance that China would launch a dangerous operation against Taiwan in which many civilian vessels may perish.