British media said China sent warships into the Middle East or evacuation indicates winner revolution
local time today, 10:30 (GMT 16:30), the Chinese navy, “Xuzhou” ship and take my 2142 evacuees from Libya’s “Guardian Venizelos” was successfully meet merchant, I began to evacuate workers in Libya implementation of the first ship escort missions.
British “Daily Mail” website article on March 5, the original question: how long after the Chinese carrier will sail the River Thames? Chinese warships from the last parade had passed the coast of Africa about 600 years. Today, they also come back.
Chinese Ming rulers were led by Zheng He was the world’s largest fleet into the Indian Ocean. Zheng efforts to eliminate all opposition, suppression of piracy, ask for compensation, as far as driving missions sent by Virginia and darken the Arabian Peninsula. Later, as they rush from the same Chinese warships suddenly disappeared. In 2008, they returned, once again running amok against the Gulf of Aden pirates.
But history never to be repeated exactly right. 1418 Chinese were almost unknown in Africa. Today, China is Africa’s largest trading partner. From oil to iron ore, from agriculture to finance, hundreds of thousands of Chinese people are of African workers. Last month, Beijing has taken a step well beyond 600 years ago, the 4,000-ton order, “Xuzhou” missile frigate through the Suez Canal, covering the evacuation of tens of thousands of Chinese people of Libya.
However, “Xuzhou” tasks can be more than just humanitarian aid. If the ruins of dictatorship in the Middle East stand up a democratic government, they are unlikely to pro-Western. They will search for new friends, “Xuzhou” in there to showcase China’s power. Conversely, if the old rule of the Arab world, people can hold strong, the same need to seek new partners, because they know that the U.S. will not provide any shelter. For them, “Xuzhou” is already gaining momentum.
China, Middle East, the revolution is likely to be the big winner. The coming decades, “Xuzhou” The cruise will probably become a real balance of power from west to east slope symbol. But like many historical turning point, as its impact until after the show for many years.
United States currently has 11 aircraft carriers around the world to show off strength. Britain has two. France and Russia have one. The Chinese aircraft carrier did not. China’s submarines and land-based anti-ship missile has a very powerful indeed, able to hit the U.S. in the Taiwan Strait conflict. But if you want to win a victory off the coast of China, is still wishful thinking. West still govern the sea, and “Xuzhou” may presage the future.
It is reported that China’s first aircraft carrier is expected to be launched during the year. With the significant increase in China’s naval forces, the strength of the West may shrink. Western governments, the financial crisis will reduce the defense budget as a means of reducing costs.
15 1930 China’s rulers have decided to end the great voyage of Zheng. Financial reasons are good reasons for the emperor, as a result of tight fiscal Western governments today to cut costs, like the Navy. China then withdrew the Indian Ocean, ships rust rot, file loss. As a result, 75 years after the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. 20 years later, the Portuguese ship arrived in China, the European firm to promote East Asian trade circles, the rest of history is not self-evident.
this lesson worth remembering. West should not be lightly surrendered command of the sea. Otherwise, we see China’s aircraft carrier sailing the Thames that day be far behind? ▲ (author Ian Morris, Ding Xiang translation)
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