U.S. says China will be an offensive posture in the Pacific theater naval retraction
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13, according to Agence France-Presse reported, Willard, commander of U.S. Pacific theater will be 12 in the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that the People’s Liberation Army Navy in 2011 in the Pacific theater of military operations have started from an offensive posture retraction.
The article said that Willard will be said, Washington and other countries in the area to protest a few months later, the position of the Chinese navy in the Pacific has eased. He advised Members that since the South China Sea territorial disputes, and other parts of the tight situation, China’s trend represents a “positive” step.
Willard said, “China’s navy has been retracted offensive posture, although China still affect us in some waters the vessels, but in 2011 did not see in 2010 there had been the kind of degree. “He said that with the restoration of Sino-US military relations, he felt this development,” Maybe we can make some progress in this area. ” Since Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates U.S. Secretary of State in the area of ??Beijing’s actions were “very strong statement,” the Chinese began to become more moderate.
The article said that Obama believes that under international law, the U.S. Navy and other countries have the right activities in the South China Sea. Gates and Hillary Clinton called on China to join regional initiatives to jointly resolve the South China Sea disputes.
article said, Willard said, no doubt China’s “goal is to have a greater impact in this area, especially in the disputed South China Sea and East China Sea and other areas.” China has announced Spratly Islands dispute with mining rights, and that in the absence of China to allow foreign naval case can not sail in the region. Last September, China’s Diaoyu Islands, Japan and the collision occurred.
article said Willard pointed out that China plans to deploy aircraft carriers, which will have an impact on the regional balance. However, the transformation of China’s Soviet-era aircraft carrier has entered the battle front, but also a very long time for testing. Willard believes that “this is a very important signal from our dialogue with countries in the region receive feedback, they believe that China’s move represents a significant increase in military capability.”
The article said that China’s spending on new weapons has aroused concern about the outside world, but Beijing said it is only the goal of building military is to defend national territory. China’s military defense project is very mysterious, but will no doubt bring about rapid economic growth from the country’s military budget increase in benefit. Spring