Major General Luo Yuan: China to counter U.S. arms sales to the United States fight pain shot
[object] Society of Military Science interviews Deputy Secretary-General, Major General rank, CPPCC National Committee. Served as deputy military attache in Denmark, visit the U.S. scholars. Part-time senior adviser to the China International Strategic Studies, Cross-Strait Relations Research Center, Tsinghua University, Institute of International Studies, China Foundation for International Strategic guest researcher.
[author] “International Herald Tribune” correspondent forest from Beijing
Reuters reported on January 7 U.S. Department of Defense has approved Lockheed – Martin implemented in October 2008 the Bush administration’s arms sales to Taiwan announced plans to sell Taiwan the “Patriot” missiles. This is Obama as U.S. president since the first senior U.S. official to promote arms sales to Taiwan.
news, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman strongly urges the U.S. side to recognize the serious harm of arms sales to Taiwan, three Sino-US joint communiques, especially the “August 17″ communiques, adhere to respect for China core interests and major concerns of the commitments, stop arms sales to Taiwan so as not to damage the overall situation of Sino-US cooperation. Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman also called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. arms sales programs to stop US-Taiwan military ties, so as not to Sino-US military relations and the peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait caused further damage.
the United States had in 1982, “August 17″ communique a commitment to gradually reduce arms sales to Taiwan. But then it increased rather than decreased, many flagrant violation of this agreement. Most recently in October 2008, the Bush administration announced $ 6.5 billion arms sales to Taiwan, leading to the Sino-US military exchanges obstacles.
in the end how to more effectively counter the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan? As early as last December, China Society of Military Science, once Deputy Secretary-General Luo Yuan proposed U.S. response to the “August 17″ Communique on China’s commitment to be accountable. The reporter for this interview Luo Yuan, analysis of China’s arms sales to Taiwan to counter the new U.S. strategy.
★ we want high-profile outreach, is the “American threat” instead of “China threat theory” … we increase military spending to accelerate the development and introduction of high-tech weapons, it is entirely forced out of the United States and Taiwan
★ we do not care, you are willing to cooperate with us, we welcome the outcome of sincere accompanied; you unwilling to cooperate with us, we are not afraid, in the era of globalization, the east does not shine, the west light; the United States does not shine, the world’s light
★ United States is a pragmatic country, all things that are harmful to it, It certainly quit, all right, we put the play, passed the responsibility of non-cooperation, the United States to bear on all. This is called a strategic game
U.S. insatiable, to mistakenly believe that China’s patience is weakness
“International Herald Tribune”: The United States Taiwan Why recalcitrant than sales, “August 17″ communique says the U.S. government is not clear to gradually reduce its arms sales to Taiwan do?
Luo Yuan: As a scholar, talk about my personal point of view. Sino-US relations, the United States for joint anti-Soviet strategic needs, on the Taiwan issue has made a significant strategic compromise, that is, with Taiwan’s “diplomatic relations, denunciation, withdrawal,” Sino-US relations after he signed with the Chinese “eight seventeen Communique. ” In the “Shanghai Communique” in the United States to China, there are three serious and clear commitment to “not seek to carry out a long-term policy of arms sales to Taiwan,” “arms sales to Taiwan and the performance will not exceed the number of United States established diplomatic relations after the level of those supplied in recent years, “” intends gradually to reduce its arms sales to Taiwan, and over time lead to a final resolution. ”
However, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the United States lost its enemy, and China as one of the main potential rival, China began to draw the line with the Taiwan issue, problems with arms sales to China. China-US relations for the maintenance of overall good desire, coupled with comprehensive national strength and the United States vary widely, counter means limited to the United States adopted a tolerant attitude, that is a knife inserted in the heart.
U.S. insatiable, to mistakenly believe that China’s patience is a sign of weakness and upset, it produces a false impression, like, “You curse you, I sell my, you Mozhe.” So the United States again and again and again to violate their own in the “Shanghai Communique” in the commitment made to China.
now “liquidated” when the American violation of the
Q: see “August 17″ Communique once again been trampled on, it is indignation, how can radically change this situation?
A: weak state has no diplomatic, China now is not the weak, and can no longer submissive. We always use what the previous “Chinese people’s feelings hurt,” such “tragic” language, is trying to influence Americans. In effect, useless. Now we have to say, the Chinese people angry! We have rights to take action!
United States is not always lessons to others to be a “responsible great power” it? Now it himself. You have repeatedly violated the “August 17″ Communique how to explain the irregularities? Still not talking to you, then? Now is the “liquidation” American violations of the time. The so-called liquidation, I think, the United States must honor the commitment of the Chinese people, it says to “gradually reduce and eventually stop arms sales to Taiwan,” the commitment to responsibility, to develop a road map, given a timetable, to develop a quantitative standard, not duplicity, words and deeds.
In addition, the Sino-US relations when a negative legacy, the United States’ Taiwan Relations Act “to the liquidation of the time, the United States’ Taiwan Relations Act ‘severely violated the three Sino Joint Communique of the spirit of blatant interference in China’s internal affairs, Sino-US relations and the bane of cross-strait relations, we can not always swallow this bitter pill. Imagine if a part of China against the United States, has also developed a related law, the U.S. can accept it? In my opinion, should urge the United States, “August 17″ Communique and the United States’ Taiwan Relations Act “strategic dialogue.
tiger does not get angry, people will put you as sick cats
Q: In addition to urging the U.S. to perform, “August 17″ Communique’s commitment to you that the overall strategy to counter the United States how to adjust?
A: China wants to change the “you criticize you, I sell my” situation, I think is to have a new way of thinking, is the “carrot and stick”, “treating the symptoms.”
proven soft hand, the effect is not obvious, and even negative effects. Tiger does not get angry, people will put you as sick cats. Therefore, to strengthen moderately hard hand. But the hard, not hard at paying lip service, but rather to have action. This would “solve the problem.” “Solve the problem” is the core root, root of the problem is a strategic initiative is to fundamentally solve the problem.
what I have said against the liquidation of the United States, “August 17″ Communique of the misdeeds, but also belong to the root. The final analysis, is the “root” of the first, is to keep fit solid, and enhance overall national strength.
Comrade Xiaoping said, as long as our own things well, and anyone we can not do nothing. U.S. arms sales to Taiwan is a bad thing, but we can turn it into a good thing. This is it gives us a good opportunity to enhance the national defense forces and a just and reasonable grounds. We outreach to high-profile, “American threat” instead of “China threat” theory, we have to occupy public opinion, the moral high ground, open to the international community to explain, precisely because of U.S. interference in China’s internal affairs, contrary to China’s core strategic interests, trying to renew China’s civil war, provoking the Chinese fight Chinese people, has not yet signed a peace agreement in opposing sides sided, so we must accelerate the pace of defense modernization, increase military spending to accelerate the development and introduction of high-tech weapons, it is entirely is forced out of the United States and Taiwan.
our hands, there are many cards to play
Q: Now that “treating the symptoms”, you said a temporary solution is mean?
A: I have summed up some of the recommendations of their friends, about the following:
one eye for an eye person in his body. You do not think that arms sales to Taiwan is our weakness it? Then you also have weaknesses, right? How do you fix me, then you have to be careful, be careful others followed suit, but also to the whole you, you stand it?
second is beating about the bush, to steal it. China and the U.S. are now stakeholders, many interests in cross-penetration, you have me, I have you. You at the expense of my interests, you will also be a corresponding loss; you harm my interests here, I will get it back in another place.
Third, we must remember. Injustice has a head, with the main debt. In the arms sales, the Raytheon Company, Lockheed – Martin plays a very disgraceful role, is the Chinese people in the moral court blacklisted. They thought the arms sales to the depressed business conditions to their timely help, but I can tell them is, on the contrary, only worse, to pay more than the proceeds.
Fourth uncooperative attitude. You can not poke at the people behind a knife, but also want to play strong people smile, meekly cooperate with you. Sorry, we will say “no.” Clinton Secretary of State said that China and the U.S. is now “the same boat,” the relationship between them, just as two people in the boat, you upset the United States first step, we have disrupted the steps, otherwise it capsize. China wants to remind Americans, you can not ask the Chinese in many ways with the United States, on the other hand damage China’s core interests.
In short, China’s comprehensive national strength and international status has shrunk, and our hands have many cards to play, you can be “soft anti-system”, can also be “hard to counter.” Soft interrupt counter, including Sino-US military relations, and official and civil protest, it is hard to counter in the United States has asked China to take appropriate measures in co-operation, and reserves the right to take further action.
east does not shine, west of the light; the United States does not shine, the world’s light
Q: You said in the United States has asked China to take appropriate measures in cooperation , then what do you think the United States has asked China?
A: Currently, the U.S. faced “two three two” dilemma of a big financial crisis, two wars (Iraq, Afghanistan war), the two nuclear crises (the Iranian nuclear crisis, North Korean nuclear crisis) are related to its core strategic interests. In these respects, the U.S. needs China’s understanding and cooperation. Taiwan is not the core of U.S. strategic interests, the United States runs the risk not necessary.
Q: In the past we seem more like you said, is to take a “counter-soft” measures, “hard anti-system” is relatively rare. Do not seem to dare to touch the soft underbelly of the United States?
A: This reflects a problem, indicating the change in U.S. arms sales to counter the strategy, we have to adjust their mentality. Sino-US relations, the United States is the buyer, China is the seller. How many things we do not have to rely on the United States, even if we want to buy it there, it may not be sold. For example, the United States has a “2000 National Defense Authorization Act” and a “DeLay amendment” in the limited field of 12 and China’s military exchanges. Therefore, we do not care, you are willing to cooperate with us, we are optimistic, sincere accompanied; you do not want to cooperate with us, we are not afraid, in the era of globalization, the east does not shine, west of the light; the United States does not shine, the world’s light . If you want to block us, then you block it, Mao Zedong, you blocked a hundred years, what we have had.
the contrary, the United States in many fields who are asking us. For example, the beginning of the Bush White House in power, China as a major strategic rival, the results, “9.11″ a loud noise, he awoke, he found his main enemy is not China, but terrorism, China he can draw on the strength of anti-terrorism, so he sought in many areas of cooperation with China. In fact, not the United States hold the soft underbelly of China, but the U.S. has more than one weakness lies in the hands of China.
or shot, it hurts to be shot on the hit
Q: Based on your previous opinion, we should, this time in response to how to do specific more appropriate? For example, the military canceled military exchanges?
A: The general principle is to “rational, effective, and with restraint.”
now, “right”, we have occupied the moral high ground, we are the victims, is striking, I justified, it is unreasonable. “Favorable”, I put “profit” into a “power”, is shot to hard, or not shot, it hurts to be shot to hit, let it know that the Chinese people not mess with it at the expense of China’s strategic interests, it is a price to pay. “Restrained” is to master the timing and intensity of punching, punching designed a portfolio of routine, sense of proportion draw the line properly.
my personal opinion, not necessarily full suspension of Sino-US military exchanges, all the door shut, and can stay a little seam, on balance, depending on the flexibility of the cards. Any benefit for the exchange of my usual; all against me, and this suspension; all pros and cons to both sides, it may be slowly. Of course, doing so, the United States certainly do not act, it is a pragmatic country, any bad things to it, it must quit, all right, we put the play, in the past, the responsibility of non-cooperation, the United States on all to bear. This is called a strategic game.