British media said that Australia rejected the U.S. aircraft carrier stationed in the program to avoid discontent in China
[World Wide Web reports intern reporter Xu Ye, according to British newspaper “Independent” reported on August 3, Australia recently refused a U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups stationed in Perth, Australia, the program reports. Some analysts said the move was in order to avoid causing dissatisfaction in China.
reported that the report from the U.S. strategic center for international studies. The report pointed out that the United States should be spending huge sums to build an aircraft carrier base in Perth, Australia Stirling naval base as an important base of the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy.
Australian Defense Minister Steven Smith (Stephen Smith), August 1, refuted the report, saying the United States and Australia on the U.S. fleet to use the base of Sterling reached an agreement, but Australia will not allow U.S. aircraft carrier stationed in this, it will not allow the United States in the construction of military bases. He repeatedly stressed that the report from the U.S. think tank, does not mean that the U.S. government’s official position.
military experts said Australia’s move was intended to appease China. Australian National University Strategic and Defence Studies Centre chief expert Hugh White (Hugh White) said: “The Australian Government is carefully that he did not build the wishes of the U.S. military base, so as not to annoy China.”
Previously, the United States vowed to “return to Asia-Pacific, and high-profile claim that the construction of military bases in the western Pacific and the Sino-US relations tense. Professor White said that China has become Australia’s largest trading partner, while Australia and the United States have a traditional relationship of the Covenant, Australia’s future will have to frequently in the Sino-US between the interests of select.share: