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BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao,” recently published an editorial that the United States, China and Australia would like to invite China to hold joint military exercise. From the outside perspective, the US-Australia make this proposal should be a goodwill gesture. They hope to increase understanding of China’s military; Similarly, China also has such a demand, because to know ourselves. International Security Affairs, due to the inertia of the Cold War mentality, the eyes of the West and even some of the neighboring countries of China, its role is still negative and antagonistic. There are many reasons, one of the major Western countries of China military exchanges and too few opportunities. Exchanges and contacts are not enough, it is difficult to eliminate misunderstanding and mutual concerns.
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U.S. Pacific Commander Keating and Australian army chief, announced in Sydney recently in Houston, the two countries will be invited to China to hold joint military exercises, sea and nature land exercises, small-scale, formal invitation to the “early” to the Chinese made.
quoted Keating as saying the Australian media, invited China to participate in the exercise aims to increase mutual understanding, reduce the external forces of China’s strategic intentions and concerns, to promote stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Since then, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has issued a statement, for such military exchanges have been his idea, because it helps the countries of the region in search and rescue, maritime rescue and response to natural disasters, to cooperate . Australian Foreign Minister Smith also said that such exercises will help strengthen stability of the region.
present, the Chinese military has not made this statement, presumably because of waiting for a formal invitation. But the Australian media quoted the Chinese ambassador to Australia as saying the United States and China and Australia’s initiative is a positive signal and help to strengthen understanding among nations.
United States and Australia suddenly made this initiative to consider whether it is for what? It can be interpreted from different perspectives and understanding.
conspiracy theory from the perspective of the United States and China and Australia are close military allies, have long regarded China as “the greatest threat” to one, and often render China’s military spending is too high, responsible for its opaque strategic objectives. This time to hold military exercises with China, it seems a deliberate attempt to jointly bottom, calculating China.
With this view, the US-Australia military leaders the way this initiative will naturally strengthen the above concerns. Leaked to the media before the two countries, and there is no consultation and communication with China, which will inevitably cause some people think it is deliberately difficult one, at least for China is not respected.
similar view is not without reason. In the case of lack of security and mutual trust, if the Chinese public opinion to issue such a concern is very natural. Indeed, in theory, nothing can not doubt. However, the only doubt is not effective, but it will be easy to form the habit of lazy thinking, mind becomes closed, doing nothing.
from the outside view, the United States and Australia proposed to hold a tripartite joint military exercises, should be a gesture of goodwill. Because both China’s strategic interests, or the security interests of the Asia-Pacific region, the positive sense, is to be expected.
US-Australia cooperation in this initiative have already indicated that they hope that through joint military exercises, to increase understanding of China’s military; Similarly, China also has such a demand, because to know ourselves. Of the three, this should be an equal exchange of occasions; while China, which is to reduce the external suspicion, showing great power status, power strategy and great power mentality of the window.
China’s economic rise has been so greatly improved the status of international economic affairs. However, in international security affairs, the Cold War mentality still have inertia, the West and even the eyes of some neighboring countries of China, its role is still negative and antagonistic. There are many reasons, the main one of which is that China and Western countries too few opportunities for military exchanges. Exchanges and contacts are not enough, it is difficult to eliminate misunderstanding and mutual concerns.
now, as two major countries of Western camp, the US-Australia initiative to hold joint military exercises with China, which itself is an important signal, that is, their perception of China, dealing with China’s pattern is changing. At least for now, they do not regard China as an enemy, but as neither friend nor foe of the role of neutral look. This is likely to encourage other countries in the region to change the angle of reflection on China’s role in security affairs, re-evaluation.
Therefore, the United States and Australia want the recommendations of the joint military exercise, it seems an open attitude towards it.