Cuba Spy Station Brings China Rivalry to America’s Doorstep

From a Wall Street Journal story by Charles Hutzler and Kejal Vyas headlined “Cuba Spy Station Bring China Rivalry to America’s Doorstep”:

China’s plan for an eavesdropping station in Cuba serves as a marker for Beijing’s global power ambitions, planting its spiraling rivalry with the U.S. on America’s doorstep.

The listening post, which will be 100 miles off Florida, would potentially give the Chinese military capabilities to monitor communications across a wide stretch of the southern U.S.

More important, the facility roots China in a region of economic and geopolitical importance, broadens the playing field as it jostles Washington for influence and turns the tables on an enduring sore point for Beijing—U.S. spying off Chinese shores.