PLA Major General: China would abandon the costly non-aligned strategy
In the current international strategic situation, if we give up the Non-Aligned on China’s political, economic and military potential and influence, we may “is to dominate,” “to be speak out.” Data Figure: Marine Corps National Day parade party team
With the growing rise of China and the changing international environment, there are people began to question the current state of “non-aligned” foreign strategy still applicable? And suggestions can with forming “alliance” to help us weave the rise of the international network of relationships to the collective strength of many countries to contend with opponents, while safeguarding the interests of the Allies, for their own best interests and favorable international position. Questions is beyond reproach, but suggestions are open to question.
for China, at this stage is to continue to adhere to or abandon non-alignment is a major foreign strategic choice. Do you want to change, need to go through careful stock of the situation and to determine the seriousness of the comprehensive assessment. Because it involves a series of interrelated major issues, such as: Why at this time to give up the Non-Aligned alliance instead? There are at least sufficient grounds to make fresh start and feasibility, as well as the pros and cons analysis; if and how an alliance alliance? It should be clear and who form an alliance, the other party is willing to form an alliance, an alliance against whom the alliance’s mission, conditions, timing, duration and exit mechanisms, etc. In short, this is not a simple choice of racking our brains can be finalized.
“alliance” and “non-aligned” is an international phenomenon in the world so long as nations, countries also have strong or weak, there are differences and mutual antagonism, there will be “alliance” and ” alliance “phenomenon exists. “Alliance” and “non-aligned” country life skills is a means of historical experience shows that if an alliance between the countries with the international strategic situation changes and changes in the national interest, when the alliance’s mission and deadlines to reach, or there more harm than good, the alliance will end, otherwise it may continue.
cooperation between countries, a variety of ways, is the highest form of alliance, but also the most cohesive manner. It often contains political, economic, military, especially the all-round cooperation. Accession countries, it will bring it much needed key benefits, compared to the weak and strong sub-national state often willing to accept an alliance.
but the world is not without cost alliance interests, it brings quite a lot of ills absolutely, especially in times of peace, the weak, sub-national alliance with the powerful, often make them as small as in daughter not self-embarrassment. Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama as the recent forced resignation is a typical example. Japan-US alliance in a strong United States, Okinawa base relocation in the United States insistence, any position you how the Japanese side, and even promised to voters in advance, can only be sidelined with the Prime Minister and the public. So as a last resort, such as the National World War II, a similar occasion of facing life and death, all countries face the alliance options are mostly cautious.
world’s why there are so many non-aligned countries to pursue an independent path to go, there is an important reason for this is non-aligned can increase its strategic options in complex international environment to facilitate remained relatively detached independent status, you can have it both ways the implementation of comprehensive diplomatic, flexible access and control them more active strategic and diplomatic space, to avoid the alliance but differences of opinion, resulting in a loss, even in situations of frustration appeared reluctant “is the volume into “gridlock passive consequences. The EU has recently appeared in relief on the issue of Greece’s dispute is an instance.
In addition, in the current international strategic situation, if we give up the Non-Aligned on China’s political, economic and military potential and influence, we may “is to dominate,” “was his early” Our burden and the costs must increase. Even the bold idea of ??strong alliances, the results are most costly, counterproductive.
Our goal is to 100th anniversary of the independence of a sustainable and responsible big country look into the modern world powers. Although we have made great immediate success, but there are many internal and external challenges, “keeping a low profile, something” far from being obsolete. Moreover, China is far from the stage must rely on alliances to survive and develop to the point.
Although he is non-aligned, but this does not prevent us from carrying out multi-party cooperation. We can target different countries and different needs for different cooperation, and even some cooperation with potential adversaries. Through cooperation minimize opposition, to expand revenue side. In cooperation we have achieved more than many successful experiences. For example, “SCO”, “ASEAN +3″, we and the EU, the AU, Arab League and many countries to establish multilateral and bilateral multifaceted cooperation.
as to resolve some of the forces and the threat of containment of China, the best way is to rely on their own power, and make friends, win-win for external relations. Therefore, to create and improve the most conducive to autonomy, self-and external environment and conditions will be very important. Continue to implement cooperation only more good than harm, non-aligned foreign strategy, we at this stage is undoubtedly the most sensible and pragmatic strategic choice. (The author is a People’s Liberation Army Major General.)
(“Global Times,” June 8, 2010 14th Edition)
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