People’s Liberation Army, said Major General responsibility is incumbent upon our military in evacuation (Figure)
” Xuzhou “ship of our special operations personnel on the merchant waved. (Sub-Bao Yao photo) 3 1 March, undertake the task of the Chinese Air Force transport aircraft evacuation in Khartoum, Sudan international airport
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“Thank the motherland and dozens of hours without sleeping, and now finally safe to go home.” Libya had just returned to the motherland of Chinese companies evacuated staff facilities building, just off the plane excitedly and hugged their loved ones. In the Chinese government “do everything possible, racing against time to do the evacuation,” attach great importance, more Chinese citizens are home from the sea and air three channels set foot on the road.
many people have noted that the evacuation was the largest since the founding of new China, the most rapid evacuation of an action, is the first time the use of military forces involved in evacuation of overseas personnel. Is the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort mission execution Navy Seventh Fleet escort China, “Xuzhou” missile frigate recently rushed to the waters near Libya, to provide support and protection of the evacuation ships. February 27, “Xuzhou” through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea, will soon arrive in the waters near Libya.
military experts said that this is China’s overseas military operations is an important breakthrough, not only demonstrates the ability of the Chinese navy’s offshore operations, but also shows the Chinese government’s determination to protect citizens abroad.
to prepare for the road
Foreign Ministry website, as of February 27 morning, more than 20,000 Chinese citizens evacuated from Libya back or temporarily transferred to a third country safer. Meanwhile, Chinese foreign ships leased pick up work in the interests of Chinese citizens are in order. As to the withdrawal of Libya from the sea to protect the Chinese people, Chinese Navy Seventh Fleet escort “Xuzhou” missile frigate has left the vicinity rushed to the Libyan Sea.
It is understood that, “Xuzhou” missile frigate is 054A missile frigate, under the East China Sea Fleet, is our self-developed one of the most advanced type frigates. Ship equipped with vertical launch air defense missile systems, 730 short-range defensive weapons systems and other advanced weapons. Prior to the implementation of the ship is off the Somali coast to escort missions.
“World News” reporter learned from the Department of Defense official website, carrying out their assigned tasks, the Navy’s Seventh Fleet escort command post command, “Xuzhou” ship berthing time, “Lake” supply ship completed materials supply. Formation under the guidance of the command post, “Xuzhou” ship for the task characteristics, in the shortest period of time make all preparations, including familiarity with the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal and the ports of Libya near the route information.
escort party committee held the temporary formation and deployment of task analysis will be on my ship in unfamiliar waters, the implementation of the security situation in unstable regions overseas personnel for the evacuation ships to escort mission characteristics, and may encounter difficulties for the expected and research.
Beijing at 8:05 on February 24, “Xuzhou” ship set sail from the south exit of Peter Strait, then across the Red Sea and Suez Canal to reach the Mediterranean, eventually arriving in nearby waters off the coast of Benghazi, Libya. It is understood that, “Xuzhou” sailing ship in the development of a detailed navigation plan, charts, port information and medical health service program, do the emergency evacuation of the wounded for medical treatment and related preparations. Meanwhile, according to mandate periodic conditions and equipment characteristics, to further strengthen the management of the use of equipment to ensure equipment is always in good condition.
in the “Xuzhou” ship the day before to move into Libya, berthing port of Djibouti to rest supplies the “Zhoushan” ship early termination of rest, take over, “Xuzhou” ship, and “Lake” joint implementation ship in Somalia waters of the escort mission.
prepare for various contingencies
many people had been evacuated returned home, recall the chaotic situation in Libya, will continue to haunt. According to some evacuation of nationals narrative, nearly 30 Chinese enterprises and the camp site was attacked robbery, the site of many expensive devices to be forcibly removed, the workers’ suits, computers, watches, shoes and other belongings have been looted. Later, some of the mob began to shoot aliens, the home, construction site, etc. set fire to a direct threat to the safety of our nationals. Thus, in the evacuation process, the involvement of military forces, is particularly important.
Song Xiaojun military commentator on “World News” correspondent, said the evacuation process at any time an emergency occurs, both because of the uncertainties are too many crisis regions, coastal Libya uncertain, two to unfamiliar waters because the escort, the lack of evacuation ships were escorting experience. China sent a naval escort vessels to assist evacuation, greatly enhanced the safety of nationals and vessels. In terms of coordination, naval communications equipment very well, you can at any time along the way to maintain close contact state and country, will help organize and coordinate.
Rear Admiral Yin Cho also believes that from Egypt to Libya to Tunisia, across the region there are some unrest. Nationals to carry on the land for the looting of property, most likely to develop into the sea. In addition, this voyage, especially in the Mediterranean and the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Israel and other Arab countries as long-term confrontation with the instability itself. Therefore, “China sent a frigate with protection is necessary.”
China dispatched warships to participate not only evacuation, South Korea also sent this shot dead by Somali pirates last month’s special forces escort nationals to Libya, the Government of Canada is sent military aircraft evacuated nationals. U.S. warships had more participation in the evacuation times.
ocean temper-round naval escort
As more and more Chinese people taken abroad, overseas maintenance of national interests and safety of the people more and more more needs China as a strong military backing. In fact, the Chinese army has to put on the agenda for such tasks. No doubt many of them on behalf of the Chinese navy to escort merchant fleet.
2008 In December, the first Chinese naval escort fleet went to the Gulf of Aden, the Somali waters, which is China’s first overseas use of military force to safeguard national interests. More than two years, China has sent 20 ships the Navy has ships, 18 planes, more than 6,700 officers and men to perform escort missions. Escort fleet for a total of 3,400 ships and foreign ships to implement a security escort.
Chinese Navy Commander Wu Shengli said: “The ocean escort was to test the ability of the Navy to perform missions and tasks of combat actions, convoy operations in this ‘grindstone’, the Navy carry out diversified military tasks sharpen the ability to withstand the real deal. “Today, ocean escort has become the norm, organize and direct the coordination mechanism for the gradual improvement of sea logistics model maturing offshore equipment Dynamic protection trip out of the new road.
in peacetime, the military’s role is no longer confined to traditional areas of security tasks, to safeguard national interests abroad is increasingly becoming an important military function. Lee, director of the General Staff Office of the marine emergency, said: “Today the Chinese army, all the time to accept a variety of military tasks in the test, but also accomplish diverse military tasks in the process temper growth. In recent years, forces carry out military operations with non-war no small gain, rapid response capability, strategic projection, professional rescue capabilities, comprehensive security capabilities etc has been significantly improved. “
military involvement in the evacuation will be normalized
in 2008 when the Chinese navy escort just in Western countries, the Chinese navy’s ocean-going deployment of a very alert mind. Chinese warships to participate in the evacuation, experts said, partly because I naval ships have been implemented for nearly three years of the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, escort missions, with some ocean escort experience; second, just because of warships in the waters near Libya. This is from the side of the ocean-going deployment of the need for implementation of the response also shows that China’s military actions in non-traditional security threats, defensive and constructive.
Major General of the Chinese National Defense University professor Ji Mingkui “World News” correspondent, said: “In the past classified as limited range of tasks is not the same, the use of military force in the evacuation of our army has done is not good enough. With non- traditional security areas continue to strengthen the military struggle, the military responsibility to protect people’s interests overseas, the new task, so the first time, the evacuation of military action, is the bounden duty of our army With the expansion of the military mission, the future, we not only will send warships to evacuation, but also in other ways to complete the needs of overseas interests. “
Rear Admiral Yin Cho also said the evacuation of the Chinese army in peacetime to safeguard national interests abroad is an important example. The future, the Chinese navy should be involved in overseas countries, overseas evacuation emergency care system, the future of this military action will become the norm.
World Military Research Department of Military Science researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo the reporter said: “The army is a national best assault capability, organization and discipline of the most excellent human resources.” Thus, to some extent, when the army’s performance in international rescue, is to observe and assess the new era of national military power is an important parameter. Troops to participate in international rescue and ability to safeguard a country’s interests abroad, marking the country’s superior military and economic strength. (Source: International Online – “News of the World”)