The Size of China's Maritime Power

There's been a lot of talks lately about China's movement in the South China seas and how it's literally building an entirely new island in the area. If we look at the chart below, we can see that China has more ships than other claimant countries combined. This might explain why the US is increasing navy movements in the region and why other countries are uncomfortable with China's growth. 

From http://www.businessinsider.sg/this-chart-shows-why-china-thinks-it-can-take-over-the-south-china-sea-without-triggering-a-war-2015-4/#.VVxLGlmqqko

From http://www.businessinsider.sg/this-chart-shows-why-china-thinks-it-can-take-over-the-south-china-sea-without-triggering-a-war-2015-4/#.VVxLGlmqqko