Scholars have analyzed our country does not account for the Half Moon Reef: The big powers do not enable small countries to trick
Data Chart: Chinese navy frigate 560.
the original question: the observation of the Half Moon Reef stranding events
July 13, a message released by the Information Office of China’s Ministry of National Defense, causing the majority of people in China hot:
7 11 19 pm, one of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy frigate routine patrols in the Half Moon Reef near the waters of Nansha accidentally ran aground, no casualties, the Navy is organized forces to rescue. “
legitimate network and hot in the community have a new message again aroused the concern of the general public:
DoD News Service Bureau was informed that in July 15 5 pm, Navy frigate ran aground in the waters near the Spratly Islands, Half Moon Cay off the light and successful independent under the assistance of the rescue troops, the ships bow slightly damaged, personal safety, is organizing a return to Hong Kong. the incident area without causing pollution. “
many people are talking about, especially the high boom on the network 560 ship stranding events “talk, a time different opinions. Today, I only article to mention the personal opinions of the author. If inappropriate, please generosity.
talked about this stranding event, you have to talk about the geographic location of the Half Moon Reef. Half Moon Cay is one of China’s Nansha islands and reefs, located at latitude 8 degrees 52 minutes east longitude 116 degrees 16 minutes. Atolls development of the southeast was sinking into the sea, forming the entrance, is a typical deep-sea of ??independent small and medium-sized atoll. Was relatively narrow D-shaped atoll, northwest to the southeast about 5.8 km, 3 km wide, southeast tilt rock outcropping, 3 m above the sea all year round. The atoll lagoon area of ??about 10 square kilometers, an average depth of 27.4 meters, the entrance depth of 12.8 meters, 100 meters wide at the lake bottom coral sand. Now, in the case without any transformation, the Half Moon Reef lagoon to the 300 tons of fishing vessels. Half Moon Reef nearby waters with rich fishery resources, and there is good anchorage and a natural haven Bay, has always been a traditional fishing ground of Chinese fishermen often catch this. Track to check the Chinese fishermen in the fishing history, there have been several hundred years. Especially noteworthy, Half Moon Cay is located just South China waterways and Nansha Trough Interchange, the dense surrounding international waterway, and extremely important strategic position.
1987, China Nansha expedition over the Nansha Islands, a comprehensive survey of 10 coral reefs of the Nansha sea area northeast setting identifies the global settings in the islands 167 observation sites. From April to May, which lasted 46 days, voyage 4262 sea miles, boarded the 10 reef: vigorous shoal, Sin Bin reef, cattle wheels reef, Renai reef, Mischief Reef, Regard reef, reef Lutheran, Haikou reef, the captain Reef and Half Moon Reef. Chinese monument and markers left on the 10 reefs, including the Half Moon Reef. In March 1995, the Philippine army, first destroy and remove the Chinese five-Reef, Half Moon Cay on the monument markers and, subsequently, further damage to the other on the Nansha Islands and logo, and the military gradually occupy part of the reefs. That same year, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman on this answering reporters’ questions that the Philippine Navy recently dismantled the behavior of the survey marks left China a few years ago on some reefs in the Spratly Islands, useless to resolve the problem, without prejudice to China’s sovereignty over the Nansha Islands . However, Half Moon Cay on the identification and monument so long been destroyed, missing state.
From the geographical point of view, Half Moon Cay is a very important strategic position. Its not only in the South China waterways and Nansha Trough Interchange, dense surrounding international waterway, and exactly in our the Kudan line of territorial waters southeast edge of the military has a good point monitoring role. Half Moon Cay from the Philippines Palawan only over one hundred kilometers, the Philippines vessel into the Nansha Islands waters are mostly starting from Palawan or via Palawan region. Our military if the direct control of the Half Moon Reef, you can just move to monitor the vessel west of the Philippines, if necessary, completely cut off and prevent the Philippines to the west into China’s Nansha Islands sea area. It should also be noted, Half Moon Cay is actually one of the country is not by force to the actual control of the southernmost tip of reefs, the southern tip of the projectile reef, commander of the reef now other countries troops have been occupied. Therefore, the Half Moon Reef for China to strengthen actual control in the southern South China Sea, has a particularly important position.
However, our country in order to maintain regional stability and the overall situation, advocating primary ownership of me, putting aside disputes and seeking common development “, has been to avoid intensifying the regional situation. Thus, although long been aware of the strategic location of the Half Moon Reef, but our long-term and its transformation and the garrison. China take concrete actions to try to avoid intensifying the conflict to show the greatest sincerity to the Philippines and other neighboring countries.
However, over the past year, the Philippines has continued to the sincerity of China’s goodwill as a weak and incompetent, and constantly in the South China Sea on the implementation of a provocative act, infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of China, proceeded to march endlessly. July 11th 560-ship ran aground before the Half Moon Reef, the international community are taking place in the situation?
– the Philippines following the huh Huangyan Island confrontation, but also is the first pick in the ASEAN Regional Forum, an attack on China and tried to rope in other ASEAN countries together for China; U.S. Secretary of State Hillary first in the ring trip to China, “alluding to China, vigorously published remarks alluding to China in the ASEAN Regional Forum, to encourage ASEAN countries and China confrontation, regardless of the neighboring countries in fact have been non-compliance before the” Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, while trying to the South China Sea Code of Conduct “to China plus unilateral straitjacket; EU also behavior among some of the remarks alluding to China in the ASEAN Regional Forum, and asked the Chinese to accept the” Code of Conduct in the South China Sea “unilateral restrictions; addition to the Philippines, Vietnam poised to vigorously follow the American accent, the intent to further infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests. Indonesia on this issue also has the Sui Fengdao follow-up trend. The ASEAN Regional Forum, this has been very restrained been deliberately inflicted problem protagonist. Meanwhile, the Philippine domestic endless released another round of attacks on China’s “war Bue” activities, and clamored to return to the Huangyan Island, creating new trouble. More practical action, the Philippines once again in flagrant violation of the “Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, China’s Nansha Islands, parts of the ocean also announced an international tender for oil and gas development, and threatened the end of July will bid opening. Of more concern is the harm the deepest history has always been to China, manufacturing countless barbaric acts of aggression also lonely days to come out to dance known as a serious military threat in the issue of the Diaoyu Islands in China.
In this context, the 560-ship ran aground July 11 in the emergence of the Half Moon Reef, it is worth very deep flavor. Some people do not understand the behavior of the Chinese Navy, with purely naval accident “and that” 560-ship quickly fled the scene of the accident in order to avoid attracted greater international trouble, China will have this ability . However, I completely disagree with that view. Personally, I think:
naval navigation, unlike the routine patrol of the army on the land border defense company, Tai Tai leg is deployed. Naval vessels sailing more than one thousand kilometers away, oil, water, recharge, and if there is no superior orders and licensing, is impossible to make the trip. The 560-ship at this time appeared in the Half Moon Reef, embodied a kind of indicative.
who think that is a 560-ship captain unauthorized actions, to Half Moon Cay “, I think that is very tone. Many people may not know much about the culture of the Chinese navy, all actions of the Chinese Navy to listen to instructions, telegraph not to not move the atmosphere is a long time, the command of the concentration of power, autonomous decentralized grass-roots level, this personality of the Navy in the People’s Liberation Army Tri-Service all seeds is also very prominent. Also said the 560 ship Permanent Mission of Half Moon Cay, or even say “560-ship aground is chased and opened fire on the Philippine fishing boat accidentally, in order for this stranding event only with the” incompetent fool of events , rather than any special event. I can say for sure:
Chinese Permanent Mission of troops never in the Half Moon Reef. The so-called “560-ship before catching up to the Philippine fishing boat and opened fire” belong to the rumor. Could Chinese navy is a fool? ASEAN Regional Forum is a very sensitive moment, if the Chinese warships opened fire on the Philippine fishing boat, the Philippines will not come up to big Hunter said the international community as a baby? How could so that the Philippines does not some outsider has a large say such a statement. Chinese warships to the Philippine fishing boat opened fire with perfect monitoring capabilities of the region will not come as a major event announced to the international community? How could be so in the United States had not said some outsiders, but Hunter said.
So, in such a sensitive time in such an extremely important position, the emergence of the 560-ship in the end to pass what information? I personally think that may have the following strategic objective:
First, give a warning in the Philippines, let him know that China has the strength to make him uncomfortable in front of his house.
before the Philippines continue to erode infringe upon China’s reefs and marine rights and interests, China has maintained a high degree of restraint, and made tremendous sacrifices for peace and stability in the region. But the Philippines had a great illusion: that the large and weak, no way can any of the Philippines, step by step eroded. That for peaceful development opportunities will be able to give up sovereignty to give up territory, to submit to humiliation.
However, if the Chinese ship at a distance of a sudden the half-moon reef in the Philippines local Philippines is a warning and reminder: Although I have been very restrained, but you do not too much. If you insist to make trouble, I also fully blocked you on your doorstep. Let you go out of one hundred kilometers to see the jurisdiction of the Chinese ships.
a signal to the Western oil companies are participating in the tender of the oil and gas blocks in the Philippines, the piece of waters involved in the Chinese territory, China may intervene at any time participate in the bidding of Western oil companies must consider the political and even military conflict risk. As the capital of fame and fortune, not followed by the Philippines with unilateral development, suffer losses in order to avoid future conflicts.
can also point out that yes, Half Moon Cay in the Philippines is about to bid opening location of an oil and gas blocks. It is trying to use the Occidental Petroleum’s profit-driven, so that they see a serious risk in the Nansha Islands sea area, which does not participate in the unilateral illegal exploitation of the Philippines. Behind some of the big Western oil companies are likely to have the relationship between the U.S. government may have nothing to fear, so this trick alone can fully effective, but also other steps to follow up.
Third, the United States to conduct a strategic judgment. American will run interference to the direct backing of the Philippines. And to see the United States to be long time before to make the extent of the response.
recently in the South China Sea dispute, the United States issued consecutive ambiguous in their statements, conflicting voices, while the United States on the South China Sea, there is no default position does not participate in the parties to the dispute, while they obviously provoking neighboring countries to jointly deal with China, give them backing, to fan the flames on the situation in the region. China voices in the United States, diversity and multi-source, multiple locations in the observation of the Chinese, more than one source of sound. Which is to speak effective the mainstream? Which is that the secondary flow does not work? Which is purely over the mouth addiction clutter? In the end is the truth? Or strategic deception? Or on different occasions to speak different words? So, it is wise not listen to what the United States said, but also depends on what to do. What does he do to determine his true purpose. Then you need an appropriate subject matter thoroughly, it requires both a certain intensity, make the other side had to make a real response, but also the appropriate scale, not make too much fierce opposition.
560 destroyers in the Half Moon Reef stranded, is a more appropriate subject matter. To the United States in the region, the most comprehensive monitoring capabilities, the United States is impossible for a long time did not find 560 of the ship to stay in Half Moon Cay. And Chinese ships in the Philippines for more than 100 kilometers of its own coastline, but also of high tension, keep to the United States for help. Of ships gathered in Half Moon Cay is not military, but rescue ah. Matter who says it, this property is also no military threat to the color. Of course, the judgment of the military circles of the great powers will be commensurate with their status. Next make what reactions, whether hostilities pressure on China, China will fully learned. It should be said, proved:
Though the U.S. has some noise, but the mainstream still reluctant to the outbreak of war with China. Reluctant to United States for the South China Sea by the Philippines drawn into the war against China. The United States at this point is clear-headed, the United States will not turn their own “little brother” has become the kidnapping strikes in front of “minion”.
that Huangyan Island crisis before the international environmental analysis, a text analysis, see, such a judgment should also be in accord with the facts.
understanding of the real attitude of the United States, China’s future can be better grasp the intensity and scale in the South China Sea dispute, both to maintain the region to the overall development, to better protect China’s national interests and the legitimate rights and interests of At the same time try to avoid the situation is really complicated.
four 560-ship appeared in the Half Moon Reef, but also to other ASEAN countries of the “me too” is an opportunity to rethink.
the reason why these countries did ignore the strength of China and wantonly infringe upon China reefs and marine rights and interests in the South China Sea, in the final analysis, they believe that China will not use the strength of China, only to strategic peace of opportunity to watch as they embezzle.
and if the Chinese are determined to use their own strength to protect Chinese national interests, and that some countries in disregard of China’s strength on the basis of all the fantasy to burst eventually.
how to do it, there is no strength to the fight against their own thinking to do it.
five 560 ship appeared in the Half Moon Reef, but also on the Half Moon Reef sovereignty declaration.
this is not only 560 ship to, to good while several other ships, of course, is a rescue. In the meantime, the Chinese staff can board the Half Moon Reef, left in the Half Moon Reef markers. The Chinese ships are willing to do something do something, here has always been China’s sacred territory. Round vain foreigners are Debating.
not yell the Half Moon Reef in the Philippines has become the your territory? That Chinese ships in the Half Moon Reef busy time last nearly a week, or the Philippines, this time over the pipe? During this period you have been not to interfere with instructions that the Philippines is no objection to the fact that “China has sovereignty over the Half Moon Reef. After that you are the Philippines and do not this to find something. Otherwise, you are again much ado about nothing.
, of course, for the 560-ship ran aground in the end is how stranded, this information is very limited, we will not discuss.
but the 560-ship in China why did not like some military fans hope “has been to sit the end of Half Moon Cay Half Moon Cay, in order to form occupy, but soon declared off light it? I personally think that “have to sit the end of Half Moon Reef, in order to form a half months reefs occupy” is not a best practice. The reasons are the following:
First, the sea where the actual control end of an open line of ships than the one sitting stationary turret ship is much more useful. China should not sit with a naval ship to the end of stranded to control a reefs. It is too wasteful, does not conform to the laws of the world’s military.
second is to maximize the show of sincerity, manufacturing initiative – you look at the diplomatic level, the Philippines own guilty conscience, I have to say that I warship is deliberately sitting at the end occupation of the Half Moon Reef. Everyone to see, I warship is not deliberately sat means the end of occupation of the islands and reefs it? We Chinese can fully occupied does not go, if we do not take you no way, but we show sincerity. This is not just an action in the Philippines, and beat and fight for these centrist in Indonesia in the ASEAN, Malaysia is also a certain sense.
three if the Philippines after the provocation, the Chinese warships can always come back. Does not exist “The Chinese warships back to the future not the actual control of Half Moon Cay,” the truth.
Half Moon Cay or the entire Spratly Islands or are Chinese ancient inherent territory. Chinese Navy in its own territorial waters, of course, the right to want to come to where to where, to what time when. Do not I less, you will think that I have no right to. Not because I used to exercise restraint, and you think that this territory I do not want. With the development of the Chinese navy, coming this time, you are the Philippines fail to do so; Later, the Philippines, more unstoppable.
if the Philippines in 1995 had used the ship deliberately Sit, then rogue long-term occupation “means an objective manner not consistent with China’s identity as a great power, the international perception of poor . The kind of practices in the Philippines have a very strong rogue style, this is their country did not have the strength to rely on the strength can not be effectively occupied by reality due.
For China, a certain strength of the country, the implementation of the South China Sea control is not necessary to take the kind of perception is too bad. A big country like China, the Chinese navy such a large-scale naval, do not need to use a ship to sit the end of stranded way to control a reefs? As to let others look down on us. Will make people feel that our navy will not use the naval equipment. (Author: Liu Linchuan Interfax)
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