Major General the amount of my Chinese warships influence over the U.S. aircraft carrier battle force meaningless without
Chinese Navy’s new warships and the insufficient number of large ships. Data Figure: Sea Fleet naval exercises
Global Network reporter Liang reported that the British “Economist” website on August 30 published an article citing the American International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) survey of global defense spending report a set of data that the number of Chinese warships has surpassed the United States, the world’s largest warships possessors.
Recently, the U.S. warships in the given IISS different from the definition of civilian vessels, the number of countries have conducted a survey ship. The results show that in 1971 and 1996, the world’s countries with the largest number of ships in Russia, 1997-2006 is the United States, after 2008, China ranked first. “Economist” article analysis, military forces of a country from its economic strength. From this perspective, China’s rapid economic growth should cause concern in Western countries, not to mention China is indeed building its naval force is accelerating. The number of Chinese warships than the United States is the “rise of China” is another performance.
Global Network reporter interviewed the “Liberation Army Daily,” the former deputy editor, Major General Rao Hongqiao. Rao said the general, the call of Comrade Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese army began “intensive quantity” to “quality-intensive,” changes, but change is still in the process, it is still the number-intensive army. He said: “A quantitative army, whether military or naval vessels, the number is much, but compared with other countries, our country is not powerful warships.” He cited China’s naval port visit to other countries regarding, for example: “The ship stopped in several countries together, others stand on our own point of view our warships, like standing on a small cottage next to the building point of view.” So there is no meaningful than the number of ships, total tonnage, combat is more important indicators. In addition, Rao General also mentioned that China is not the mother ship, there is no platform at sea, the number of more warships, also limits the operational capability of the play.
British media for special attention to this ranking, Rao General believes that this is the United States and Britain but would like the “China threat theory” referred to a new level. He also said that with the army to “quality-intensive” type of change, the number of our ships will decline, while gross tonnage will increase, “comparable only to that time.”