Military experts say China Mullen’s visit is independent of time to test the water carrier (Figure)
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Morning News reporter Yang Yucai
yesterday afternoon, the famous military experts LiuJiangPing Mullen’s visit to China to accept the Morning News reporter De Zhuanfang his recent Sino-US military exchanges of the hot issues recite. LiuJiangPing that the itinerary reflects the sincerity of China’s military transparency, will also be in the military status of Sino-US diplomatic relations to a new level.
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visit unrelated to the Chinese aircraft carrier trials
in Malaysia London’s visit to China on the eve of foreign media coverage of China’s first aircraft carrier is about the message water trials.
public information also shows that in 2007 he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff before the United States, Mullen has held senior positions in the U.S. Navy, served as the “Washington” aircraft operations group commander, until the Navy chief of operations.
these two messages, so many military fans is easy to Mullen’s visit to China and China’s first aircraft carrier link. However, Mullen’s visit and China put aside their carrier relationships. “Mullen’s military career and the Chinese carrier to link interpretation is a misreading.” Yesterday, Jiang-Ping Liu said in an interview with reporters, first of all, the U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman, by the U.S. army, navy, air and Marines head rotation; Secondly, Mullen’s visit to China not just access to the Navy, but he visited the land, sea, and the Second Artillery; Third, the U.S. military has always been a single service is not outstanding, but the emphasis on joint operations.
LiuJiangPing that Mullen’s visit was a return visit should be invited Chen Bingde, rumors of Chinese and foreign media to test the water carrier is purely coincidental.
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opening reflects the Chinese military transparency Artillery
and China-US high-level visits between the two countries compared to past military, Mullen’s visit to China is widely believed the trip was unusual.
reason for the unusual, on the one hand to follow the diplomatic principle of reciprocity. Chen Bingde visit to the U.S. in the introduction, the overall situation of China Ministry of National Defense Foreign Affairs Office of the Secretary Huang Xueping said the United States, in addition to visiting the U.S. military command structure, forces and institutions, Chen Bingde also visited four U.S. military bases.
LiuJiangPing that the unusual second reason is China’s military transparency to the sincerity of expression.
LiuJiangPing said the U.S. military has been very concerned about China’s Second Artillery, the Second Artillery Corps weapons and equipment, training levels are very interested. Although U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has previously visited China’s Second Artillery Corps, but Gates is civil, Mullen spent his whole life is the military generals, “Mullen is the expert, the Chinese Second Artillery Corps, senior U.S. military commanders on the open, this is for the first time, reflected the military open transparency is far from comparable to the U.S. civil service open. “
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U.S. wants to maintain the presence in the South China Sea
during Mullen’s visit coincided with a period of tension South China Sea. July 8, the US-Philippine Sea in the South China Sea 11-day joint exercise has just ended, Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Forces announced that, effective July 9, with the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea between China and Australia held their first joint military exercise.
Mullen said the U.S. hoped that all parties by means of peaceful settlement of multilateral or bilateral, to protect free passage of the South China Sea.
“so-called freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, the United States, has never been a real problem.” Jiang-Ping Liu said, has been around for 30 years, designed to maintain peace in the world’s oceans, “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea “The United States has not signed. South China Sea is China’s exclusive economic zone under the Convention, ships of other countries need to be informed in advance through, but the U.S. has never told before, because the U.S. recognizes only the 12-mile territorial sea along the coast, does not recognize the 200-mile exclusive economic zone.
“in the South China Sea, the United States to maintain the ‘high seas freedom of navigation’ reasons for intervention, actually want to maintain their continued existence in the area, including military presence, such as in the South China Sea near China from the surveillance. “Jiang-Ping Liu said.(edit: SN049)
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