China Ready to Build Spy Base in Cuba – Watch

In a move that has sent shockwaves through the United States, Communist China is reportedly planning to build a military base just 100 miles off the coast of Florida.

The base would be located on a remote island in the Bahamas, and it would be China’s first military base in the Western Hemisphere.

The Wall Street Journal reported that China and Cuba are at an “advanced stage” in negotiating the new joint military facility. U.S. officials said that the information they have about the proposed military facility is contained in “highly classified new U.S. intelligence.”

The news has been met with alarm by US officials, who fear that the base would give China a major strategic advantage in the region. It would enable China to permanently house troops on the island and increase its joint spying efforts with Cuba against the U.S.

“This is a serious threat to our national security,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “It’s clear that China is trying to expand its influence in the Western Hemisphere, and we need to take action to stop them.”

“The intelligence community has assessed for several years that the PRC intends to expand its reach globally, and in this case, it is premature to draw firm conclusions about recent reporting,” a U.S. intelligence official told the newspaper. “At this stage, it does not appear to be anything that provides much of an enhancement to the current suite of capabilities.”

The Journal reported that China reached a deal with Cuba to build an electronic eavesdropping base in the country, which is reportedly worth billions.

The Chinese government has not yet confirmed the reports, but if they are true, it would be a major escalation in China’s military ambitions.

Some conservatives argue that the US should be more assertive in its foreign policy and that it should not allow China to expand its influence unchecked.