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President Donald Trump's nominee to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warned during his Senate confirmation hearing that China would be the US's chief military rival for the next century.

"I think China is the main challenger to US national security over the next 50, 100 years," Milley told lawmakers. "I think some historian in 2119 will look back at this century, write a book, central theme of the story will be the relationship between the United States and China."

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A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is seen during a military display in the South China Sea April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, following the latest arms sales from the United States to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as a renegade province.

In a brief statement, and without giving an exact geographical location, the ministry said that the People's Liberation Army had in "recent days" held the exercises.

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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

The Chinese military has been practicing sinking enemy vessels with anti-ship naval missiles in the South China Sea, CNBC reported Monday, citing US officials.

The Chinese military reportedly began testing these weapons over the weekend, as a week-long drill kicked off in the disputed waterway. CNBC reports that Chinese forces test-fired anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs), which could include systems like the DF-21D or DF-26.

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The U.S. military is developing a new, longer-range air-to-air missile amid growing concerns that China's advanced missiles outrange those carried by U.S. fighters.

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Since the U.S. and Chinese militaries became neighbors in the small African country of Djibouti, they haven't been getting along very well.

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PROVIDENCE — A clothing and goods wholesaler from Brooklyn pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in a conspiracy to sell more than $20 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeit goods to the U.S. military and other government purchasers and suppliers.

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