Analysts say Meifang Zhang concerns and expectations with a visit to worry about China’s military build
1 10 May, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang held a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Taoshe
worried about China’s military build
United States, “New York Times” reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to visit China on the eve of said the Pentagon will increase a range of weapons, fighters and technology inputs, in response to China’s enhanced military power in the Pacific region.
Although Gates in the past week had announced its intention to slash the defense budget. But he said that China developed a new stealth fighter and attack U.S. aircraft carriers, may be anti-ship ballistic missile, prompting him to submit to the defense budget has just been adjusted.
Gates said that if China’s leaders that the United States because of the financial crisis become a growing decline of the country, then they are wrong. He said: “Whether in the United States or abroad, that the American decline, underestimate the resilience and vitality of the United States who eventually went into the dustbin of history.”
Agence France-Presse reported that U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates expressed the latest high-tech weapons to China’s concerns and called for improved military relations with Beijing unstable to ease the tension.
8 Gates told reporters en route to China, the Chinese people in building its first stealth fighter in “more than our previous forecast of intelligence”, and its anti-ship missiles to the U.S. a potential threat to the military. Gates said: “They clearly had the ability to threaten some of our potential we must take it seriously, and with their own plans to make an appropriate response.” But he added that China’s new fighters, “how the performance is still a hidden problem” .
Gates said, (China’s) weapons highlights the progress to establish a dialogue mechanism with China’s military importance: and that his trip to China is expected to deepen the US-China defense relationship basis.
view of Chinese President Hu Jintao will be held on important state visit to Washington, both sides are eager to show the progress made in the defense relationship. Gates said: “Obviously, I hope the Chinese President Hu’s visit to China before the trip.”
Reuters reported that U.S. Defense Secretary flew to Beijing in the way that the U.S. will increase its own strength to cope with China’s growing military power.
Gates acknowledged that some of China’s development if confirmed, will eventually weaken the U.S. military forces in the Pacific tradition. U.S. officials noted that China’s military development in recent weeks about the disclosure, including the will of the U.S. aircraft carrier cruising in the Pacific pose a threat to the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile program. Gates said that China seems to have anti-ship ballistic missiles, “go very far.” In addition, China’s first aircraft carrier may have been ready to launching in 2011, faster than some estimates.
Gates to China from 9 to 12, aims to enhance public access to military relations with China. Gates said he did not believe that during his visit to the relationship with the Chinese military has made any significant breakthrough. He said that the relationship is more likely to gradually improve. He said: “I think, just let some things will start up is a positive outcome of.”
suspect that China’s lack of sincerity
U.S. Microsoft – NBC Web site reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will visit China opened a secret military situation of the iceberg. Gates will visit China’s major nuclear facilities and meet with senior Chinese military leaders.
Last year, China’s expanding military reach and firepower, with U.S. allies on the dispute over the territory, and suspended military relations with the United States vulnerable.
an aide said the visit on the eve of the Gates, the defense minister that bilateral military relations are repairing. Pentagon press secretary Dien Demirel 7, said: “He think this is encouraging, optimistic, hopeful.”
Nixon Center, Washington, Drew Thompson, said China’s military analysts, confidential help China US-military capabilities and to cover up, the huge gap between hardware. Thompson said: “They think, to deepen relations with the U.S. will eventually lead to greater cooperation in exposing China’s ability.”
U.S. “foreign policy” bimonthly web site said that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to improve military relations with China will help to avoid an arms race, so that both parties benefit. Unfortunately, China hopes that Gates continued with China’s military relations is mainly due to U.S. interests.
Chinese policymakers may have concluded that the next decade is not the time China’s restrictions on arms production. Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles, stealth fighters, submarines and aircraft carriers and other new important new weapon system is about to complete research and development stage.
Gates and other U.S. decision-makers must carefully consider the following possibilities: China’s desire to use the Pentagon spending cuts coming period with the United States in the Asia Pacific region to narrow the gap between military strength.
pressure on China is difficult to do so
AFP, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in China on this trip and to improve Beijing Washington between the United States a year ago due to suspended arms sales to Taiwan military relations.
Gates will meet with Chinese leaders on Monday formally. Just 10 days after his visit to China, Chinese President Hu Jintao will start his state visit to the United States. Both sides are eager to show progress on military relations.
Gates will end after a trip to China to visit Japan and South Korea.
U.S. “Forbes” bi-weekly Web site, said U.S. Defense Secretary Gates’s trip to Beijing in the growing US-China relations over the past year against the backdrop of tension. The United States is the world’s most powerful nation, while China is rapidly rising, and are eager to expand its influence. In particular, many people believe that China is trying to curb the U.S. military intervention in Asia. The view of the Gates outgoing, his situation will be more difficult.
Gates, what would the results of this line? Former US-China Economic and Security Review Commission members Qiongdeleier University of Miami defense expert, said the result will be a boring bulletin published. The two sides announced that they will carry out a full and frank exchange. Gates knows how tough. But he is a “lame duck.” This will weaken his bargaining chips. Who will replace the position of Gates, people will wait and see. Chinese leaders have plenty of time to wait. After all, China has become increasingly powerful, and we are increasingly fading.
U.S. “foreign policy” bi-monthly Web site said, how can we measure the Gates trip to China’s success or failure?
increase in channel of communication, the Pentagon’s long-term goal is to put pressure on China to force its strategic thinking in military spending and to increase transparency and to further implement the maritime security, piracy and anti-nuclear proliferation efforts institutionalization of cooperation.
but the Pentagon made it clear that, do not expect the visit by Gates to make any significant progress. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Schiffer 6, said: “This is a gradual process because we hold to their unrealistic expectations are at risk, why not let us touch can be made some progress …”
Hong Kong, “South China Morning Post” Web site reported that U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to begin a four-day China visit, both sides of the military exchanges in the break after nearly a year to recover a foregone conclusion.
but observers said the Sino-US affairs, simply visit the Sino-US military relations is difficult to eliminate some of the barriers. Since last year, the two countries there have been significant changes in military strategy, the two sides against each other’s policies and tactics have become more critical and provocative.
Washington policymakers that China’s growing influence and undermine the ability to project power in the region’s anti-strategic framework. China is developing called “aircraft carrier killer” anti-ship ballistic missiles, and ocean-going navy aircraft carrier fleet, the stealth fighter in progress indicate that Beijing would like the United States in the Pacific and other regions of military challenge.
On the other hand, Beijing’s strategists believe that in the past year, the United States in Asia, more aggressive foreign policy, Beijing has been the U.S. military’s growing in Asia, and its traditional allies in the region was to upgrade military ties concern, especially for Beijing angry that Washington, like Vietnam and India to win over the Southeast and South Asian countries, Clinton also said that these countries territorial disputes with Beijing about U.S. interests.