“Clearly President Xi has his ‘China dream,’ which he calls it, which is basically world dominance militarily and economically by the middle of this century,” Maginnis said.
He also warned of the two nations’ ambitions beyond Asia. “There’s a titanium flag of the Russian federation at the exact point on the bottom of the ocean at the Arctic Circle,” he said.
“We need to recognize that [not only are] the Russians and the Chinese … serious about claiming unclaimed or international territories, but they’re willing to go after us should we counter that claim.”
Maginnis added that President Trump rightly focused on China and Russia in his national security strategy. “China and Russia are premiere in terms of our future enemies … and of course, Iran, North Korea proxies and violent, extremist organizations. We have to refocus on those enemies across the board — trade … nuclear programs,” he said.