Vietnam, the United States and Russia to buy weapons to counter China Narunanhai Strategy
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Vietnamese occupation of the Nansha Islands and collar
Vietnam’s Su-27 fighters equipped
side travel to swing to the U.S. aircraft carrier, startled heavy waves; over there in Vietnam wholeheartedly, plan checks and balances of the South China Sea policy.
diplomatic ambush: South China Sea “is an international”
when Vietnam and the United States will find themselves in a common language? The answer is that nowadays China Sea.
8 8, “Washington” aircraft carrier in China’s Yellow Sea feint shot after another in China’s “core interests” area – the South China Sea.
European media is almost about to sniff out the “Washington” jumping unusual. At last month’s 23, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was held in Hanoi, Vietnam 17th ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ meeting, a change in the South China past the United States is not involved in the dispute, no evaluation of the attitude, high-profile claims that the U.S. “freedom of navigation in open Asian seas, and respect for international law in the South China Sea has the national interest. ”
no doubt delight the host country. Viet Nam, held in October then made eight regional powers (including the United States, and Japan) and Secretary of Defense a joint meeting of defense ministers and the ASEAN member countries. Vietnam to the South China Sea had been hoping to internationalize the issue, the introduction of external forces against the Chinese, and now the situation is expected toward the direction of Vietnam.
Thus, as in the past in Vietnam no longer muffled fortune. He frequently accused China of all initiatives in the South China Sea. August 5, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry accused China Sea waters in the study, “violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty,” the mere rumor of Xisha, Nansha tourism development, Vietnam is also a ton of bricks, high-profile claims of Vietnam that “the undisputed sovereignty “; for China to implement the seal fishery in the South China Sea, Vietnam or even longer stay in the mouths, or even to send fishing boats, warships repeatedly in public interference.
fact, has been mined for most of the South China Sea oil flowing into the pockets of Vietnam, Vietnam travel pot of gold groan of the South China Sea, in addition, a few years ago quo, Vietnam to the South China Sea expansion of the islands, the construction of the airport, set up communications cable. South China Sea countries agreed “to develop” one country, Vietnam took ten to seventy-eight. More importantly, through the joint development of Vietnam, Vietnam to the United States, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and many other countries, the South China Sea into their strategy.
2010 年 4 27, the People’s Liberation Army Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sun Jianguo met with Vietnamese National Assembly Standing Committee, National Security Council director Li Guangping, still emphasized in the South China Sea issue, China is opposed to speculation in this issue overheating, against the South China Sea and international, against outside forces intervene. But now it seems, is precisely China’s opposition to the Vietnamese like to see.
2010 year is the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations and Vietnam, and now, Vietnam and finally to the South China Sea water muddy.
sea and air weapons and equipment: around the world to buy arms
diplomatic ambush, Vietnam is also re-armament quiet, until this year, 2.4 billion U.S. arms purchase orders exposure.
24 billion arms procurement contracts, including six “Kilo” class 636 diesel-electric submarines and 12 Sukhoi fighter 30MK2. The procurement of these weapons will make the Vietnamese force projection capabilities in the South China Sea on a qualitative leap.
24 million, Vietnam is undoubtedly a masterpiece. According to Vietnamese General Statistics Office released data, Vietnam’s 2009 GDP was $ 97.119 billion.
in ordinary people the impression that the war in Vietnam after the Vietnam border military construction, almost entirely given way to economic development. Modernization of the army during the Vietnam peace slow progress of the century, almost completely lost, “the world’s third-largest military power,” the proud. Apart from a few air force Su-27 fighter aircraft, while several Russian navy in addition to “poisonous spider” missile boats, the remaining weapons in use for almost unbearable. As for the Army, and equipment was not updated for many years, many soldiers received only daily allowance of 60% to 70%, many still engaged in military production.
However, this allows the generous $ 2.4 billion Vietnamese people will suddenly find that the military has been quietly on the small step forward with the modernization. It is worth pondering is that the Vietnamese equipment “blowout” of the time, broadly in line with Vietnam in early 2008, the emergence of strong anti-Chinese sentiment has the time of the match.
2008 in Vietnam has ordered total value of more than $ 100 million to four sets of “armor” (Kolchuga) passive radar system that can detect aerial targets within 500 km, especially for the discovery of a stealth design goals. In the same year, Vietnam introduced in Sweden MSS6000 air radar systems, and install from Spain’s CASA-C212 purchase type aircraft. Vietnam’s current military procurement with the nature of coastal surveillance, but also began to strengthen the military in Viet Nam airborne early warning capability. Or is this year, Vietnam has to buy six Su-30MK2V fighter, and the original Su-27 and Su-30 aircraft and modernizing, increasing the optical aiming device. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese naval coastal defense forces from Russia won the “Jewels” cruise missiles, from that moment, the North Bay has been in the newspaper that the effective range of firepower.
Vietnam to introduce all of the above equipment, mostly with strong characteristics of sea warfare, stressing that “in order to empty the sea” and “sea-sea”, the “land of the sea.” Viet Cong after nine, clearly stated that “to rely on maritime defense in depth to ease the shallow depth of the land defense,” the new security thinking. And the big purchase $ 2.4 billion is still a continuation of this strategic thinking.
purchase operations with powerful underwater deterrent value of the “Kilo” class submarine 636, enough to block the Bay, coupled with the Air Force received a new batch of Su-30MK fighters and coastal defense missiles, is considered can greatly offset the Chinese Navy surface ships and submarines large number of advantages. “Han and defense review” that such a match, enough to deter the aircraft carrier.
Australian Defense Force Academy senior Vietnamese military experts Kaersaiye’s point of view, perhaps more thorough, “Hanoi knew he might never have the hope and the Chinese Navy evenly matched, but it can at least let the other party Before any attempt at very difficult, for example, it has been occupied by the Vietnamese out of the Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands I) in some places. even if there are several ships ‘Kilo’ class submarines, it also allows The very complex … … “
Recently, the Vietnamese Navy and from the Canadian company imported 6 DHC-6″ Twin Otter “amphibious maritime patrol aircraft. Stand-alone cost about $ 5 million. According to foreign analysis, the Vietnamese naval equipment, “Twin Otter” will help strengthen the Vietnamese Navy in waters near the disputed islands and their ability to monitor in order to facilitate take off and land near the coast and islands.
Vietnam today is indeed something new light, not only from Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Hungary imports a considerable quantity of military equipment, weapons and even accessories imported by Taiwan, and has been actively working with North Korea , Syria and other related technologies with ground-countries to negotiate, hoping to buy a certain number of surface-to-system and R & D technology.
arms purchases for the Chinese, this is a meaningless question?
“heaven far away, but China is very close.” Pragmatic diplomatic strategy in Vietnam is another expression.
Nanyang Institute of Xiamen University, Professor Li Jinming, said “Vietnam has implemented a ‘distant past attack’ foreign policy, such as before the use of the former Soviet Union to fight with China, Russia leased free of charge to Cam Ranh Bay, the first time the introduction of the former Soviet Union’s military power the South China Sea. to Russia after the disintegration of its relationship with the United States resumed diplomatic relations for some time to come to the United States leased the legend Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam are evident in foreign policy, in which a few large countries to find a balance between the. or United Russia, or the joint United States, or is the whole ASEAN joint. “
recent years, the former enemies in Vietnam the United States has become a” distant “objects, in the United States to strengthen military presence in the South China Sea. “Vietnam is a country founded on the military, it is hoped that among the 10 ASEAN countries have a certain military status, its environment is a narrow land area in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in the vicinity of the two industrial areas, high population density, its armed forces attaches great importance to national security, safeguarding the region’s security, its position in ASEAN will rise. “” Jianchuanzhishi “magazine web editor of Song Xiaojun that Vietnam strengthen its economic development arms dictates. “Vietnam is not China’s enemy, the Navy in the South China Sea and Vietnam on the issue of strategic posture is a pseudo-proposition, the South China Sea is a matter between China and the U.S..” Song Xiaojun, said China and Vietnam in the northern Gulf Navy recently conducted a joint patrol operations, more than joint military exercises held to a higher level, the Chinese did not have with any country such action, and Vietnam military relations are the most closely.
Borderland History and Geography Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social deputy director Li Guoqiang not entirely agree with this “theory of modern military weapons.” He told reporters, Vietnam and spend large amount of weapons from Russia, there are two reasons, one is to focus on the demand of its military strategy, on the other hand, in terms of its target audience, mainly for the South China Sea.
“Vietnam as a country caught between big countries, it is to achieve a balance will continue or even alliance with Russia and the United States, to distinguish between the different issues and problems in perspective, the South China Sea issue, may China and Vietnam are more some of the opposition, it may be taken with other big countries more closely to restrain China, but in a number of other issues, it also needs China’s help to support, such as Vietnam, there are also ethnic separatist forces, Vietnam cooperation with the Western powers can not be certain, is obvious. “Guoqiang said.
Russian political analyst and Military Analysis Institute Alexander 赫拉姆奇欣 frankly, in addition to sales to the enormous economic lure, the “Vietnam can balance China, this strategic alliance is particularly important for us . “
” Vietnam’s actions in fact deliberate. “An anonymous naval officer said, history is always difficult to escape the old cliches.
Indeed, China and Vietnam have had some pleasant cooperation, but also some unpleasant memories.
Vietnam Navy in the South China Sea, there had been several conflicts. Before the end of the Vietnam War in 1974, the Chinese army drove the then South Vietnam Navy recovered the Paracel Islands. In 1988, China and Vietnam on the Spratly Islands Red Reef ownership of conflict, the Chinese armed frigate sinking of a transport ship in Vietnam.
most Chinese people are thinking so, so difficult in the case to the Vietnamese people so many things, and we got? The graves of tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and an enemy.
2009 year, the South China Sea to Vietnam to attend the first workshop on Li Jinming noted that “older and the Vietnamese still have feeling toward China that relations with China or to ease, to co-operate, they also glad to see China’s development in their favor, but some middle-aged and young people’s views are more extreme, that China’s share of their resources and territory, and so on, so the older generation and younger generation of Vietnamese are now thinking of China above, there are still significant gaps. “
Today, the smoke of war has dissipated, the more trade and prosperity, China has become Vietnam’s largest trading partner, but the two stocks-Vietnam relations are still subject to cold attacks. In addition to the South China Sea disputes, the “China economic threat theory” is another cold spell, so the influx of Chinese-made Vietnam panic.
critics, including the old 99-year-old Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, who led the Vietnamese army many times he beat France and the United States Army, he returned to the Vietnamese government to write a series of open letters, emphasizing the strategic Central Highlands on the importance of caution is necessary to resolutely resist the influence of China in Vietnam.
went cold, it is the breeding place of nationalism. The problem is most intense in the South China Sea in early 2008, Vietnam’s acquiescence demonstrators the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh protest outside the Chinese consulate. Vietnam protesters waving flags, wearing national flag printed with the Vietnamese, “Venus Red Flag” logo T-shirts, holding hands controversial map of the South China Sea islands and the “Chinese hegemony in Asia harm,” “Beware of Chinese aggression” and the like slogan. There are reports that the protesters also chanted “defending the motherland”, “Down with China” like the slogan.
“the Vietnamese community is a mix of contradictions, harbor deep-rooted anti-American sentiment is still a lot of people victims of war, on the other hand, 35 years of post-war years is changing the Vietnamese society. Vietnam now is about 53% of people born after the war. Many young people have a sense of closeness to the United States. had survey, if you ask young twenties Hanoi which country’s most wanted in the 100 individuals , said 16 people want to go to the United States. “Li Jinming told reporters.
in China’s maritime strategy, the South China Sea has become a core interest in the history of the Vietnam War estrangement and the right to dispute the reality of the sea there. But regardless of the Vietnamese to fight the Russian Rose card American card, or the Indian brand, ultimately depends on China in international law, military, diplomatic, economic and other aspects is to develop a more sophisticated strategic response.