Andrei Chang said the confrontation with China that the United States or to improve the military alert
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Hong Kong, “South China Morning Post,” March 11 article, the original question: naval confrontation test of U.S. policy toward military experts say, a confrontation between the United States and ship the South China Sea, reflecting the Hillary Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State claimed the soft line and policies are contradictory.
PLA is built facilities on Hainan Island will become the largest Chinese Navy submarine base. This caused the United States, Japan and other countries in the region, alert, so the U.S. Navy surveillance ship sent to the South China Sea in order to gather military intelligence. “I guess the Pentagon may have raised the alert on the Chinese military threat, it sent a spy ship to Hainan Island,” said Andrei Chang Han and defense editor, this is because the PLA Navy since last year has become more aggressive, in addition to establishing The base, also the first deployment of warships to Somali waters to escort ships for the Chinese … … all of these moves have attracted from the United States and Japan, India, Vietnam and other countries of the attention. But Andrei Chang stressed that occurred in the seas of these small conflicts are common, “I want to know is why the Pentagon to highlight the high profile of these small events.”
People’s Liberation Army, a retired general said, He speculated that some of the Pentagon’s “war hawks” in an attempt to use this incident to undermine U.S. foreign policy. “Mrs. Clinton is doing is to promote cooperation between the United States to address the global financial turmoil, which is contrary to the Pentagon’s traditional hegemony.” He said, “I think they may try to use this to influence Obama president’s foreign policy. “United States on the high seas” arbitrary behavior “also aroused strong protests from the PLA,” China’s ship is to tell the United States, not the Gulf of Mexico waters near Hainan Island, not that they want to come on out into the into the . “
However, an Australian international law and military experts say this attempt to interfere in China also exposed the foreign ships on the high seas freedom of navigation. “It’s hard to figure out the motives of Chinese ships of course, it may be intended to show China’s growing naval power, not to deter the United States vessels engaged in activities in the waters near China.” University of Sydney, Sydney Centre for International Law, director of the Saul said, China behavior may also enhance the region’s concerns about its military power has increased, “This incident will further stimulate the region’s naval arms race,” he said, “Australia is considering buying more submarines soon, partly to responding to regional powers to enhance naval weapons and equipment, such as China. “(author Minnie Chen, Chen translation)
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