China’s military, naval experts said China and Japan need each other to resolve all doubts
Data Figure: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force soldiers in the forefront of team destroyer. According to Japan’s Kyodo news
, 14, Japan’s defense ministry said naval vessels have decided to “give up” visit to Qingdao. The article said that the MSDF ships scheduled to dock since the 15th of the month from Qingdao port 5 days, at the friendly exchanges, but the collision occurred after the Diaoyu Islands, the Chinese side on October 10 presented to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Training Squadron. ” delay “stops the requirements of Hong Kong, Qingdao, China. In this regard, Japan’s defense Kitazawa handsome 11 raised hopes China to reconsider, but the Chinese side that is difficult to overturn this decision. So, just give up the Japanese Ministry of Defense. On this occasion failed to achieve a “visit”, Xinhua interviewed Navy Military Institute Cao Weidong researcher.
Xinhua Military: visit Qingdao, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force fleet composed of ships from which the original?
Weidong: composed of three ships: the frigates were “Ze fog” number and training ship “Kashima” number and “Mountain Fog” was.
Xinhua Military: This is a special trip to visit it?
Weidong: Even if the visit take place, is not really a special trip to visit the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ships, but only its voyage the fleet offshore maritime training component.
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces to exercise the ability to perform tasks overseas every year to send warships, planes to go abroad for training, including a fleet of ocean sailing voyages training. Practical training fleet ocean sailing voyages began in 1957, once a year, lasted 60-150 days, usually about 120 days, respectively, in Japan to the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia routes implementation, each range from 10,000 to 4.5 ten thousand sea miles. In recent years, the flagship of the fleet and joint fleet exercises one to two destroyers own composition, participants 500-600 people. In addition, the Ministry of Defense, General Staff of the Maritime Self Defense Force personnel and news reporters attended.
voyage the fleet in January is usually composed of 1 to 2 months in late mid to late cadres and cadets aboard school graduates, starting from Kure, Japan, around a week, then one month ship repair, and then for 20 days of the mid-coastal navigation training, followed by a rest park Tokyo Port, 4 months late departure abroad, returned to Yokosuka in mid-September in Hong Kong. 8-10 countries each visit, a dozen ports.
even though Japan is our close neighbor, but as far away as America and Europe than the United States, Britain, France, China and Japan and from the little sea power.
Xinhua Military: Do you think the main impact of military relations between the two sides what is it?
Weidong: both for historical reasons, there are practical problems. Consultative arrangements such as the two sides already had plans to visit China on ships, but the Japanese leaders’ paying homage at the “Shrine” and other serious damage to Sino-Japanese relations reasons, the arrangement of the Japanese ship’s visit to China was delayed for many years, until 2008. only take place in June. This shows to promote the development of bilateral ties is how easy. Japan’s aggression during World War II the question of understanding the history issue, and compliance with international law, respect for history, and properly solve the problem of dealing with the Diaoyu Islands is a real problem.
Xinhua Military: So the two countries on how to treat each other?
Weidong: My personal experience is that both sides need to explain and resolve the many doubts. Japan Maritime Self Defense Force officials have proposed to me, “China’s military spending problem,” “Navy ships quantity” and “pace of development of the Navy,” and so on.
I told them that China is a non-aligned countries, and adhere to peaceful development and pursues an independent foreign policy of peace and a defensive national defense policy. China’s land area and territorial waters are much larger than the area of ??Japan, to rely on their own strength to defend the territorial integrity, defending national maritime security and maintaining the territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. China has more than two million troops, to their lives have improved the point that much of a fee.
Xinhua military: how the Japanese Navy to explain their actions?
Weidong: According to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Description: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force currently has five major international activities: international military exercises and international peace cooperation activities to support the “Enduring Freedom” operation, anti- pirate operations and international disaster relief operations. Japan believes that in bilateral and multilateral military exercises, combat skills they can develop relationships and other countries; Japan that support the “Enduring Freedom” operation on the significance of Japan, the region’s maritime security of Japan is very important because it covers the beginning of Japan Since the Persian Gulf route. Japan’s support in the Arabian Sea, “Enduring Freedom” operation has been 8 years, for their country’s warships participating in the operation to provide fuel and fresh water. Anti-piracy operation in Japan to waters off Somalia to send a guided missile destroyer, and deployed in Djibouti two P-3C patrol aircraft type.
Akira Nagashima Japan’s defense for a long time administrative officer in July 2010 meeting in Tokyo on the new “National Defense Program Outline,” said the relaxation of the “three principles of arms exports,” and for the increase in China’s military to strengthen defense and other southwestern islands issues will become an important issue the new program. Zhao Long Island, a long list of 2011 new outline five key: including the development of security strategy; defense shift the focus towards the southwest; enhanced sea-air combat, the part of the GSDF to the Marine Corps; the expansion of international peacekeeping operations; relax arms export restrictions, to strengthen the defense technology industrial base. Earlier, Japan’s defense ministry is monitoring the Chinese navy, made the island islands earlier deployment of the SDF program.
Xinhua military: How do you see the introduction of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the official statement?
Weidong: both individuals and countries, we must not only listen to their words, but also to deeds. Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Government in December 2004 to make basic judgments on the security environment: the outbreak of the traditional country of Japan is facing the threat of military conflict, also faces including “missile attack”, “terrorist attacks”, “islands aggression”, the “big size and special hazards “, including a” new threats and a variety of events. ” In addition to the new government of Japan followed the judge, but also explicitly to “North Korea nuclear test shot lead,” and “China’s military modernization, military active-oriented” as the impact of new trends in Japan’s national security, and that “we must deepen the Japan-US security cooperation. ” This shows that the Japanese government has no intention of existing national security strategy to make major adjustments, it will not change the current thinking of building the armed forces and military development priorities.
the Japanese government will now be defined as functions of the Japanese Self-Defense Force: “to ensure an effective response through deterrence and defense and security of Japan”, “to further stabilize the local environment and order”, “improve the international security environment” and so three . And in 2004 the Japanese government established “new threats and respond effectively to a variety of events,” “preparedness formal aggression” and “autonomy, actively committed to improving the international security environment” compared to the three major functions, significantly expanding the functions of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces, The construction of the power shift to “deterrence” and “effectively deal with” both. First, continue spending huge sums to strengthen air defense, anti-submarine, anti-landing, and other Special Operations forces against the construction and equipment procurement, strengthening capacity building to contain the war deterrent; Second, continue to maintain more than one hundred billion per year investment, to accelerate anti-ballistic missile, anti-cruise missiles, anti-nuclear and biochemical attacks, anti-large-scale disasters such as capacity building and equipment procurement, and strengthen the ability to respond effectively to new threats.
Japan’s defense ministry would “further stabilize the local environment and order” capacity-building focus on “early warning through intelligence gathering and surveillance, including the East China Sea and the Western Pacific region around Japan, including the establishment of information superiority” of the on the specific measures include: the construction of new submarines, the procurement of new fixed-wing patrol aircraft and patrol helicopters, new sound to detect vessels, improve the early warning aircraft, purchase mobile surveillance radar, the distance from the UAV to carry out feasibility studies for research.
Xinhua military: How do you see the future development of Japanese sea power?
Wei-Dong Cao: With the Japanese Ministry of Defense reforms and the “National Defense Program Outline” of the amendment, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will be “multi-level strategy for security cooperation,” the core idea, continue to strengthen Japan-US bilateral alliance, regional and global cooperation, in both Russia and North Korea as the main potential threat, and gradually restored aircraft development programs, expand overseas troops, the establishment of foreign military bases, and realize their dream of world maritime power.