Analysts say the more naval army in 1988 is not reluctant to chase big bullying the small
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Author: On Datong China Energy Fund Committee strategist
few years ago, former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo put the Chinese called “Big Brother” Vietnam also “comrades and brothers” to describe the relationship between Vietnam and now “little brothers” regardless of the Asian family’s affection, up the inside and outside the other big countries in East Asia, often in the South China Sea to the Chinese challenge. These practices not only beneath the desire, is also damaging their own national interests.
relevant countries may need a little more sense of history. In the past, the East Asian international relations, there have been two structures: one is a China-centered system of Confucian doctrine that the world tributary system. This system is generally defined as “benevolent hegemony” is not bullying the weak, but “the big collar small”, around the small country of China is “to take less for more”, not to engage exclusively in their own living and also to ensure and let live, embody the “world harmony” of the Confucian concept of justice. History has proved that China play the role of defenders of the process of regional order, the force is not the first option from the Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in 1369 had around 15 listed “no sign of the country” list.
the other is the modern, along with the intervention of foreign powers in East Asia have been politics, East Asian countries, particularly small countries, not directly by the foreign colonial power, is becoming the victim of power struggle, this situation has been extends to the 1960s. The reason, with the East Asian countries generally do not own ability to be easily manipulated by the relevant countries. Korean War, Cambodian War and the Vietnam War have been true. The war boils down to nothing less than the two motives: first, there is great power in the region fierce conflicts of interest; second, the region’s total several other countries are willing to choose an alliance with the major powers, acting as a pawn of big power strategy. Review the history of East Asia, East Asia will help to see the current development opportunities and dangers. If China is “benevolent hegemony” Today is not for other East Asian countries would like to see, then, again under the treaty system, the introduction of outside powers or great powers against each other suggestive region, only a gate of fire, adverse impacts to fish, damage to greater necessity or weak. Philippines, and Vietnam and other countries currently busy pulling other powers, it is unwise.
China is a country with deep historical traditions and ethical spirit of the country, live and let live ‘common ground’ ideal world, not only in the past and still today is the basic creed. In 1988, small-scale naval battle with Vietnam, China is fully capable of win to regain control of the South China Sea and other additional occupied islands, there is no reason to do so is entirely focused on long-term interests, unwilling to bullying the weak.
If in the past between China and East Asian countries there is insufficient, that is, the past few years, too much emphasis on “economic diplomacy”, while ignoring the political and security fields in the region play leading up from the burden should be , co-ordination role. China needs to do a good job this is a new homework, but also other East Asian countries need to understand each other and work together. ▲ (author of Chinese Energy Fund Board strategist)
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