China could now be preparing for war as a report is indicating that the Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to defend the country’s territorial integrity.

Excerpt From RT:
Chang Wanquan made the statement while inspecting military installations in China’s eastern coastal Zhejiang Province, state news agency Xinhua reported, without giving the timing of the comments. The seriousness of the national security situation should be recognized, particularly when it comes to threats posed at sea, Chang said. The Chinese military, law enforcement and citizens must be ready for mobilization in the event of a “people’s war at sea,” he added.