Chen Hu: Solving the South China Sea can not be simply hard to avoid falling into the trap
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Xinhua Zhuangao: Sea dispute has been the topic of concern to everyone, whether amateur or military experts, are often present their views. Recently, more and more people are given the same question: is not to use military means to solve the South China Sea issue?
territory, territorial waters, and even fishing disputes, etc., more and more in recent years the trend, and aroused widespread concern. But in fact the settlement of maritime issues, in particular the South China Sea dispute, not just a “hit” the word can be solved.
we have seen, have been abroad a similar dispute, the most typical of the 1982 war, the British island of Armagh. At that time the British super-tough measures to fight with such a great battle, the face of it, rests in the Falklands was a British hands, but in fact the Falklands issue, and not through this battle and completely resolved. We can imagine, this is the case today, the Falklands, then ten or twenty years from now? Argentina may completely give up the sovereignty of the Falklands demands it?
Therefore, similar to the sea dispute settlement, not a simple, using what methods. Tough fight all methods, but the purpose is to focus on the key is to achieve what purpose, how to plan the means.
we see around us face to face in recent years the problems along the coast produce a phenomenon: Once something happens in a certain direction, we have put the focus on this direction.
the other side of the dispute, it does every action has its purpose. And, in addition to the parties, and some another attempt to force out every step they are to achieve a particular purpose. If we are always other people out in accordance with the “Crossroads” step by step response, it will always be in a passive state.
In fact, the face of this dispute, a country should have a long-term planning, a clear short-term goals and long-term goals, based on these goals planning to take the appropriate measures, not just the soldiers to be blocked, the water to soil cover, simple way to deal with will be led by the nose, and handling of such disputes is precisely the most taboo by others led.
settlement of such disputes is a very long and complex process, in this process, we should have a long-term planning, is largely a strength-building. For example, we advocate the sovereignty of the sea, we can build the whole airspace, waters the whole monitoring system? Can we in this disputed area to maintain a rapid reaction force? Whether this is the establishment of surveillance systems or rapid reaction force to achieve, you need to devote considerable force. Many people think that we are to today, our strength is relatively strong, but we want to reach this goal for the power, that was the weak point.
Therefore, the dispute process waters, not just a simple “hard” problem, it requires a long-term planning, long-term development, through the unremitting efforts, the use of political, diplomatic, military and other means to ultimate goals and requirements of our sovereignty. Meanwhile, in the realization of this requirement under the premise of our country’s overall strategic goals.
as a strategic decision, the strategy must take into account the relationship between global and local. For China, the maritime disputes is not a small problem, but, with our country’s long-term compared to the target, which is just a local issue, in ensuring the long-term strategy to achieve national objectives under the premise of dealing with this problem need to be patient , wisdom, strength, need all the citizens, the media’s understanding and support.