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China has begun construction on its first nuclear power plant on the sea this week.
The project, which will cost 14 billion yuan ($2 billion), is being built on the coast of Yantai in Shandong province, eastern China, Qilu Evening News reported.
Steve Bannon, chief strategist for President Donald Trump, believes that the U.S. could go to war with China within the next few years.
The former executive chair of Breitbart News, who remains controversial for his ties to White Nationalist movements, said on his radio show in March 2016 that the two nations may butt heads over the South China Sea in the next decade.
The United States “better prepare for a military clash” if it blocks China’s access to the South China Sea islands, the state-run Global Times said in an editorial published on Friday.
During his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Beijing declared “control of territories that are not rightfully China’s.”