China’s participation in the Asian security conference in the elimination of foreign military concerns in China
International Herald Tribune correspondent Zhang Yongxing
from the bottom of the eighth Asia Security Conference in Singapore (also known as Shangri-La Dialogue) 31, concluded here. During the three days of bilateral and multilateral consultations and discussions, from 27 countries and regions, the Asia-Pacific defense ministers, military leaders, senior diplomats and security experts after a “collision” and given rise to some “spark” reached some important consensus, particularly China, continue to actively participate in Asian security conference can be said to play a role icing on the cake.
“China threat theory” gradually withdraw
Asia Security Conference was first held in 2002 since, from the initial 18 participating countries soared to the session of the 27 countries. However, due to the first five sessions were not high-level Chinese military participation, the meeting process seems completely dominated by the United States and the West, “China threat” argument filled the hall.
but in 2007 the 6th, the situation has undergone a fundamental turning point, the first sent to China People’s Liberation Army Deputy Chief of Staff Zhang Qinsheng, led by a senior delegation to the meeting, and the United States, Singapore, India and other countries on behalf of active bilateral and multilateral contacts. China’s military spending patiently explain and expound on China’s Asia-Pacific security outlook. China’s active participation and initiative of the change from passive to active, and achieved very positive results. That is, from the beginning, the “China threat theory” slowly exit, losing useless.
speech U.S. Secretary of Defense has always been a focus of the meeting, from 2007 to this year, U.S. Defense Secretary’s remarks against China in terms of tone and content, have a very significant positive change. The facts show that the active participation of high-level Chinese military is not only conducive to enhancing and other countries including the United States military mutual trust, to eliminate the strategic intent of China’s military development concerns, reduce and eliminate the “China threat” theory, but also to Asian security General Assembly to become a truly multilateral platform with complete, it will help China to the direction of progressive development.
United States, Japan, opened with “nuclear would be”
with North Korea’s underground nuclear test and missile launches, no doubt this year’s conference focused on the Korean nuclear issue.
for North Korea’s nuclear issue, the main parties expressed their support, one of China’s statement is also influential. Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of staff, said North Korea on 25th of this month conducted a nuclear test, adding to the complexity of the Korean Peninsula factors. He understands that the international community and certain countries, especially Japan and South Korea’s concerns and fears, but also hope all parties can keep calm, while China is opposed to nuclear proliferation and support of North Korea’s position unchanged.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said in a keynote speech, North Korea has conducted a second underground nuclear test is peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region the threat of the international community must speak with one voice and action to address this issue . United States, Japan and South Korea in addition to their position, but also the first time in Asia security conference held trilateral meeting, said it would make a common response to North Korea’s provocation.
Asia-Pacific security outlook, “beginning of a long”
from the United States and other countries can speak the delegates of the Asia-Pacific countries reached consensus on a security concept a clearer knowledge and understanding.
People’s Liberation Army Air Force Lieutenant General Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of staff, says that countries should join hands in solidarity, overcome difficulties, to promote security and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region to play a constructive role. As a responsible big country, China has in maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region plays an important role.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates made it clear that the United States and China, there is a need to explore various opportunities in all possible areas for cooperation, which including through sustained and open communication and contact to keep the United States of relationship between a defense. The United States the rapid development of Asian countries welcomed.
As former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, in the 21st century, if not the full participation of China, the world anything that can not be resolved. Therefore, the reporter can be said that the Asia-Pacific security to leave the full participation of China, and only China’s active and full participation in the Asia-Pacific in order to realize peace and stability.
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