On the Chinese side stated its opposition to the U.S. within five Han Huanghai exercise (Figure)
2010 年 7 15, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang held a regular press conference.
BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) against the United States Han Huanghai exercise, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang 15, reiterated that China firmly opposes any foreign military vessels and planes in the Chinese coastal waters in the Yellow Sea, and other security interests affecting the activities of China We hope relevant parties to maintain calm and restraint, not to aggravate regional tensions thing. This is the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its series of four regular press conference that this attitude. Together with previously, the PLA General Staff Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief in an interview that the United States Han Huanghai exercise clearly opposed. Months, China has five times for the South Korean military exercises make a statement.
According to Yonhap, the U.S. Defense Department said that Korea will be 21 foreign ministers and defense ministers meeting (2 +2 meeting) to finalize the joint military exercise on the plan, and talks immediately after exercise. U.S. Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell said the joint military exercise will be in the near future, will be bigger than Korea-US military exercise routine, “Ulchi freedom fighters.”
According to South Korea, “Chosun Ilbo,” 15 reported that the U.S. finally decided to “George – Washington” aircraft carrier in the Sea of ??Japan to participate in the Korea-US joint military exercises. Korea-US joint military exercises for the day the ship was sunk incident response measures. It is reported that joint military exercises will be related to the Korean peninsula in the east and west coasts simultaneously.
1st of this month, the PLA General Staff Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the United States Han Huanghai exercise to make it clear, he told the media: “Because it is in the Yellow Sea from China’s territorial waters close to hold such exercises We are very opposed to 。”,”( for) their exercise, we have explicitly expressed our attitude and firmly opposed. “
on July 6, the Foreign Ministry press conference, speech Qin Gang, who asked, Ma Xiaotian, the attitude of the Chinese government’s official position, or his personal point of view? Qin Gang said in response, in the current circumstances, relevant parties should keep calm, exercise restraint and not to do aggravate regional tensions and undermine the national security interests of the region. “We are concerned about the reports, the parties have expressed our serious concern, and further follow developments closely and we will make a further statement as appropriate.”
8, Qin Gang on this bright that the Chinese attitude: “resolutely opposed to foreign military vessels and planes to other Chinese coastal waters in the Yellow Sea and affect China’s security interests, and hopes relevant parties to maintain calm and restraint, not to aggravate regional tensions things.”
13, a reporter once again that Korea-US joint military exercises, Qin Gang said: “Last week I have made clear our position, this position is very clear.” for a reporter’s question “in the end what is China’s core interests “, Qin said that China’s core interests is the national sovereignty, security, territorial integrity and development interests.
15, Qin Gang once again to “resolutely opposed” reiterated China’s attitude, he said, China has expressed to the parties concerned on the issue of serious concern, China has repeatedly expounded the principled position. Chinese public have also expressed their strong reaction. China will continue to closely follow the developments.
the question “If the South Korean and U.S. military exercises held in July, China and North Korea plan to waters west of the Korean Peninsula, also held military exercises?” Issue, Qin pointed out that this is a typical “Cold War” mentality, the Northeast Asia, Asia-Pacific region is divided into different military alliance with the kind of Cold War confrontation, confrontational look at security in the region. Now times have changed and developed, not a single country alone can solve the military alliance or regional security issues, which requires the joint efforts of countries in the region through dialogue and negotiation to enhance mutual trust, strengthen cooperation and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.
As for China’s position on the ROK-US speech, U.S. Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell stressed: “This exercise is on the high seas, in international waters of the training, how to conduct training from us to decide. training location, time, scale, method, and put the troops, should be from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. government decision. “he said, should respect the territorial waters of the countries, but at a distance of 12 nautical miles territorial sea the high seas, the international waters, no one can be free training. In October last year, “George Washington” aircraft had participated in the West Sea military exercises, which in a routine military exercise is a common thing, not a special case.
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