Media Rights Watch called on China to build a positive response Xinhai carrier program
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consecutive three to four years, two aircraft carriers are the hot topic of China. Foreign media would like to research by China-made aircraft carrier of the clues, and even the formation of the current total to determine the future of the Chinese Navy, and find out whether China has the right to break the current balance of global sea ambitions.
“Global Times” in the previous editorial has called for the parties concerned, the construction of aircraft such as the timely release of the “major military R & D projects’ information. We reiterate this call, we believe that China should aim to break the old concept of sea power, sea power to build a new concept.
looming China’s aircraft carrier program, the reason that the existing maritime country uneasy, and the root cause is that Western strategists still hold tightly to the old sea-power theory, the so-called “Who controls the Marine, whoever controls the world. ” Ask the Chinese people, we want to control the global oceans? Most Chinese people will certainly be firmly said “no.” But the problem is how to make the West believe it is our truth?
the most fundamental thing is to break the still haunted by the old theory of sea power. Born in 1840 in the United States military theorist Mahan set predecessors of the culmination of sea power theory, advocated the “laws of war,” stressed the force to seize command of the sea, the accumulation of national wealth, influence the world more than a century. Mahan, however, have not seen globalization, although his theory of sea power for the old world, but in today’s world of globalization and the formation of conflict, unfortunately, this is the old theory of sea power did not exit, it is still around, especially the development of the West of the Chinese navy’s overall judgments.
recent years, the Chinese navy’s development has been distorted and misread many times. According to the old concept of sea power, a Bismarck German maritime rights and interests of China is eroded, the impact of the current international system of balance of sea power structure. This old, speculation is not only arbitrary interference with the “Chinese going out” strategy, the Chinese navy in the development, had to try doing things low-key.
locked. China must open challenge to the outdated concept of the Western sea power, in various international forums to own the concept of peaceful use of ocean say it clear. China must build a right to be able to convince the people of the Xinhai theory, must be innovative and academic achievements, and the ability to convince the world that they understand China’s pursuit of sea power is not the kind of past maritime hegemony.
Xinhai concept is not only the right to say it, or make out. Outside the focus of China’s aircraft carrier program, the concept of a naval base, China should strive to make a positive answer. In fact, the Chinese navy as to broaden the development of China’s global interests, the West is more or less to comprehend. A big country like China, sea power can not always be out of date third-rate goods. But China’s frankly believe will help the outside world: we do not want a dominant power, we want the development of China’s fundamental rights.
When the great powers of the security interests of the friction, the public discussion, even debate than the Rao Zhezou can avoid it better to avoid. As long as the Chinese navy is indeed growing, these debates are ultimately unable to escape the. The Chinese initiative, said, than to be not quote results will be much better. Therefore, China’s aircraft carrier program announced earlier, to calm the international community for a variety of rumors, is likely to achieve will play the role of the other representations.
future have aircraft carriers and other core equipment of the Chinese navy, more effective today than promote world peace, provide services in the Asia-Pacific Peace of international public goods. This series of practice in the coming years, ten years or even longer term on the right Xinhai will become credible.
maritime order today and Mahan has been completely different, all countries in the development of the Navy, but the States can not afford the consequences of maritime conflict, conflict resolution of disputes by sea will also in the motivation and history of low . This is the dawn of the birth of Xinhai Rights Watch. China and the world realistic dialogue, dialogue with the existing maritime power, the struggle of the dispute, the compromise of a compromise, peace and resolutely safeguard the sea, all this will help the old concept of sea power, step by step to bury. (“Global Times” March 11, 2010 14th Edition)
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