Commented that the U.S. military to drum up the China threat theory for the budget to the Congress
U.S. Department of Defense report on Chinese military power in 2011 cover
according to the U.S. Congress passed in 2000, “National Defense Act provisions,” the Pentagon must submit to Congress an annual report on Chinese military power. During the Cold War, the report’s main target is the Soviet Union. From fiscal year 2000, China will become the new object being evaluated.
8 24, the new year came out of China military power report, exactly the same with the past, played up “China military threat” is still the same theme. The Chinese Defense Ministry said the United States 2011 published the so-called “China military and security posture Development Report,” ignoring the fact that, accusing China’s normal national defense and army building, rendering the so-called Taiwan the mainland, “military threat” unprovoked challenge China’s space and network security policy, the Chinese side expresses strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition.
moderate tone, the tone changed, hidden, “China threat theory” still allows neighboring countries or third countries, the Chinese military to worry
look at this report, the aggressive posture with the past is different from the tone eased a lot of Americans, some of which statements to use than in previous years seemed tactful. However, it is undeniable that the report ignores the objective facts, the case of any fabricated information also abound. Normal especially for the Chinese military modernization to make irresponsible remarks, called “may be used to increase China’s diplomatic advantage to obtain or facilitate its ability to resolve the dispute” as to provoke and intimidate neighboring regions and countries.
First Taiwan Strait issue, the report said cross-strait military balance continues to help change the direction of the mainland; the second is in the South China Sea issue, the report that China’s deployment of its more powerful southern waters, the regional competition strength as well as the South China Sea have a huge impact; three in China and India, the report that “a high degree of mistrust between China and India relations have continued to cause tension,” while increasing cross-border strategic military strength is surrounded by India. Can be said that the report directly to the “China military threat” to the surrounding areas and the conduction state, obviously intended to provoke the mainland and Taiwan and neighboring countries conflicts.
In fact, since 2000, the U.S. military report released by China has been emphasizing the “China threat theory.” The reason the U.S. has been particularly concerned about any of them may seem to be a threat to or challenge their behavior. United States continuously create the “China military threat theory” is trying to get neighboring countries or third countries have concerns about China’s military power as a way to interfere with China and other countries of cooperation and exchanges, the intention is very sinister. Report came out, Pentagon press conference is naked, said China’s continued investment in the speed and scope of the military that the United States believes that China’s military capabilities may undermine the regional military balance.
the report, “Red Dragon is a very high speed wings and sharpened claws to start from the deadly long-range nuclear missiles and is expanding blue-water navy has been to the powerful space and network capability China will have a modern army, “the description can not do that this is the old so-called” China military threat theory “a replica of it?
find fault, ignoring the fact that, both on the normal progress of China’s military development concerns, but also showed China’s military status to “real master” of the complex state of mind
compared with previous reports , 2011 reported an increase of two new “special topics” that China’s maritime strategy and China’s foreign military contacts. In addition, there are numerous new report involved a number of projects, including on China’s aircraft carrier, anti-ship missile and aircraft development information.
only from the report itself, the new report broke the previous assessment of the fundamentals of China’s military and the impact on Sino-US relations, pay more attention to rising Chinese military power to bring influence to expand. According to the U.S. military’s description of China is developing anti-ship ballistic missile with the potential to hit U.S. aircraft carrier; and space and two non-traditional network technology could become the means of China’s new enemy; 2012 in China “Compass” navigational system will cover the entire Asia-Pacific. “China’s continued military investment in the speed and scope, make the United States that could undermine the ability of China to pursue regional military balance, increasing the risk of misunderstanding and miscalculation, and may cause anxiety and tension in the region, the Asia-Pacific region ‘potential threat’. “
really like the fact that the United States worry that so? In these “red-letter” language behind, we see as a vast and populous developing country, China’s defense spending at a low level of long-term, the overall deterrence and combat capability, but also far short of countries to respond to traditional and non- traditional threats to security challenges. China’s military power is to maintain a certain self-defense and combat the objective needs, but also to safeguard national security and territorial integrity of the normal demand.
course, in the report, rightly or wrongly, a variety of information on China’s military is extremely detailed. The aim is simply to post in his best rendering of the Chinese that you completely I U.S. military development of the control. In fact, as the world’s first power of the U.S. military need not so. China’s military development, or whether the current level of military expenditure is far less than the United States, and even inferior to other countries. Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. military could not find evenly matched opponents, the United States, the world’s total military spending close to 50% of world military spending more than nine other top ten countries combined. Is such a disproportionate share of U.S. military power structure, why should the United States on this issue so tangled?
render his best to warn the country, with China’s military modernization to the U.S. government put pressure on Congress to prevent the reduction of excessive defense budget
essence China threat theory is the Pentagon must always lip, or else how to bargain with Congress on military spending it?
The reality is that as the world’s most developed, richest and largest economies, the United States is also the world’s largest debtor nation. Debt ceiling continues to rise, sovereign credit ratings decline, the crisis gave the United States sounded the alarm. Even the United States of insight also believes that the current U.S. military’s biggest threat is not China, but the debt problem.
total debt and the deficit with the United States line up each other, the U.S. military has always been high in 2011, military spending is as high as $ 725 billion. Therefore, part of the military by reducing the investment to reduce the federal deficit has become the consensus of Congress and the administration.
despite reports that the Pentagon has agreed to in the next decade by about $ 400 billion budget, but it is certain that they can not be reconciled. So, this new report only reflects the reduction of military spending on the Pentagon’s anxiety, also reflects their wish to take the so-called “China’s military modernization threat” bargaining with Congress. Over the years, the U.S. military and the government and parliament exists between the different conflicting interests. As the Department of Defense announced the auspices of the so-called China military power report, China’s military development is bound to render his best and threats, it is a good pressure to the U.S. Government, beg for more military spending. Meanwhile, Congress can find fault with the U.S. government reported a direct impact on the Chinese side of its policy formulation and implementation.
can be said that the current reports such as these for the benefit of the parties has become a bargaining chip. Also part of the American people can win the support of the policy. The 94-page, it took more than 70,000 U.S. dollars written in the report aims to highlight China’s growing military power to Congress to write to cost much more than funding.
attitude and interaction, in order to make a healthy Sino-US relations remain on track to establish a true sense of mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win China-US partnership
As the Defense Ministry spokesman said, China unswervingly follow the road of peaceful development, firmly pursues a defensive national defense policy. China to strengthen national defense and army building, the sole purpose of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity, to ensure the smooth progress of economic and social development, not against any country.
As technology advances, China’s military development and updating some of the weapons and equipment is normal, which is the world’s military modernization common practice. With developed countries and more developed countries, China’s weapons are still a wide gap. In this sense, China’s national defense’s strength does not threaten any country.
Looking at the overall situation of the world and history of development and have the appropriate military force, of any sovereign state to safeguard their national security, territorial integrity and defend the legitimate rights of owners. As we all know, the United States is the world’s number one military power, its military strength no match. Even so, the U.S. military is still in full swing to promote the transformation to seek absolute military superiority, even in the fiscal 2011 deficit will hit a record $ 1.65 trillion, when its military spending up to $ 725 billion.
some time, some Western media and some politicians often use the so-called “China threat” to put pressure on China, and in the “China threat” theory under the guise of, and continue to derive a “Chinese economic threat theory “,” China’s yuan does not appreciate the threat theory “and” China’s Internet Threat “,” China threat theory of rare earth, “etc., which are seriously mislead the international public opinion.
should be noted that a long time, China has actively advocated mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and cooperation as the core of the new security concept of peaceful development and adhere to the diplomatic route and the strategic policy of active defense, and the United States attaches great importance to the development of and all countries. Currently, the debt crisis in the United States and under the shadow of global financial turmoil, U.S. are not only facing a test of a new economic crisis, bilateral relations have also accelerated the shift from the previous highly asymmetric equalization, which is undoubtedly a test of America’s tolerant. The US’s position determines the interaction between them, both for regional or global, are of paramount importance.
(Author: Xi’an Military Academy)