Commented that the U.S. is wise to delay arms sales to Taiwan (Figure)
Taiwan hopes the United States to sell F-16C/D fighters. Data Figure: U.S. Air Force F-16C squadrons
He Zude Zhang Kai
3 30, United States, “Washington Post” reported: U.S. State Department to postpone approval of a multibillion-Taiwan U.S. arms sales package agreement. Previously, according to U.S. national security officials, including Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, senior government officials, including Obama has been postponed more than a year to submit to Congress reports on Taiwan’s air force – the United States approved Taiwan’s report a prelude to sale.
U.S. State Department would lead to a wide range of discussion, the media comments that: Obama is trying to avoid the US-China military relations to cracks because of arms sales to Taiwan. One newspaper also pointed out: the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan only a temporary delay to approve arms sales to Taiwan is just a matter of time. Although the outside of the United States arms sales to Taiwan to postpone approval of a mixed reaction, but it is undeniable: Although this is only to postpone the U.S. arms sales, still no shortage of positive significance.
Over the years, has been the impact of U.S. arms sales to friendly feelings between the two peoples and the healthy development of Sino-US relations barriers and form a vicious circle, that is: no matter when the Sino-US relations how friendly, as long as the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, the overall Sino-US relations will bring back; despite the two countries tried to bridge returned to normal, often because once again into the arms and back; until they tried to return to normal relations between the state , normal relations between the state and this will once again face the challenge of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, and the two peoples always touched a sensitive nerve.
In fact, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan has become a cause of bilateral relations into a vicious circle of blame. The relations between the United States from avoiding the breakdown of the overall situation, delay arms sales to Taiwan, arms sales relative to their arbitrary practices of the past, undoubtedly a wise move.
power relations shape the world strategic situation and social status. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union, the United States long-term confrontation between the people of the shadow of the world still lingering, safeguarding world peace and development is the common aspiration of peace-loving people. United States as a world power with the Council’s permanent members, the world’s peace and development plays an important role. If the healthy development of bilateral relations can not, then not only the two countries, the two peoples but also world will have a negative impact.
in the context of economic globalization, relations between countries is that you have me, I have you. If a country’s interests suffer, gates of fire, adverse impacts to fish, other countries sit idly by. Although the 2008 financial crisis from the United States, but the world has been spared. Western countries, although the current military operations in air strikes on Libya, the upper hand, has resulted in international oil prices, in turn, make the Western countries involved in military combat to spend more money for energy prices.
Taiwan question concerns China’s core interests, China’s attitude on this issue is clear-cut, stand firm, the measure is effective. China is the world’s second largest economic entity, but also a country with the largest holders of U.S. Treasury bonds, interest in the matter of the core issues, there is no room for compromise. The Chinese government has been interrupted twice for the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan military relations with the Pentagon. If the U.S. does not stop arms sales to continue to do things that hurt Chinese people’s feelings, then there will be another Sino-US relations back possible. Will not only result in feelings of estrangement between the two peoples, but also result in a hostile diplomatic and military cooperation of stagnation, and will affect Sino-US economic and trade, and thus make the damage on the U.S. economic interests.
national strategy is to create a favorable atmosphere for more friends, not create more enemies. Chinese avoid confrontation, the United States will not use their own habits of thinking and acting to do something detrimental to China’s core interests, or if the formation of natural barriers, there are emotionally ill feelings between people, it is difficult to strategically between countries form partnerships. Even if the relations are defined as partnerships, that is a pseudo-partnership, and this partnership will not last long, also can not stand the test of time.
both a big country big country mentality, but also a large country wisdom. American scholar Joseph Nye in the criticism of U.S. foreign policy when he said: If you treat a country as an enemy, it will become the enemy. In fact true during the Cold War, the United States as an enemy of the Soviet Union, and finally the Soviet Union became America’s enemy. Although the Cold War ended with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, but for the people of the world has paid a heavy price for the Cold War, also caused heavy losses to the United States, through the Cold War lessons people should cherish peace.
We believe that America is a country with great wisdom, the American people cherish friendship, future U.S. arms sales to Taiwan will make a wise choice. Current U.S. to stop arms sales to Taiwan are growing louder in itself is an important manifestation of American public opinion. We welcome the positive approach of the United States now, and we also welcome on the U.S. to stop arms sales to Taiwan to increase efforts to promote the healthy development of Sino-US relations.