Philippines to China to buy weapons and other allies that may affect the U.S. (Chart)
information Figure: Philippines army is poorly equipped
as America’s traditional allies, the Philippines will buy Chinese weapons, the Western news media’s intense interest, the French media, which makes “The U.S. government concern.” Dominated by the United States and Russia in the long arms market, huge economic interests and international political influence has been the focus of the two giants fierce battle in the “two-headed” ecology, the U.S. military ally of the Philippines to China to buy weapons and profound meaning behind what? And what hidden powers clash?
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According to Xinhua News Agency, December 7 to 11 in China, the Philippines Armed Forces Chief of Staff visit 里卡多戴维 military logistics and supply agreement signed by China, from China to accept or to purchase military equipment.
Russian military news network that, in addition to signing the purchase Chinese military equipment to the rigid contract, 里卡多戴维 one of the main purpose of this visit is to expand military ties with the Philippines. Of this material and technical support contract in the Philippines, the Philippine military spokesman quoted by AFP horse classes Tazhun Jiang as saying: “This can coordinate the relationship between our two countries from the logistical point of view of communication, from which the Philippines get a larger benefit. “
Philippines GMA television news network that the horse Banta details of the transaction were not disclosed, but stressed that it has 13 million people in the Philippine armed forces is extremely important to enhance the Philippine military equipment. Reuters said the Philippine military equipment from China to deal with the Philippines national security threats.
However, the Western media is more concerned about the relationship between the Philippines and the United States influence. British BBC said that as the United States in Southeast Asia, “most reliable” ally, there are still American troops stationed in the Philippines, Philippine troops trained to combat rebels. Philippines and China signed the first military agreement that the Philippines were significant changes in position. Reuters said the Philippines is the weakest military forces in Asia Pacific countries, in part dependent on U.S. second-hand aircraft, ships and guns. In addition, the long-term ally of the Philippines or the United States and its former colonies. Agence France-Presse said, by providing assistance to small neighbor, the South China Sea around China’s growing military and economic power to expand, the U.S. government expressed concern.
the media that the United States to worry. As a U.S. ally in the Asia Pacific region, the United States to contain China’s an important part of the first island chain, the Philippines, the military, “abandoning the United States to vote in” the action is a warning not only to the United States, and may lead to other allies in the region domino effect.
In addition, for the United States, sales to the market not only means huge economic benefits, more important strategic interests. Although the global economy is still weak, but the arms trade appears to be unaffected. Year after year fire arms business for U.S. arms manufacturers worldwide grin. Stockholm Peace Research Institute recently issued a report, in recent years, annual global arms trade to accelerate growth, while the United States and Russia is the biggest winner. Philippines “defection” and really hurt the United States and Russia’s economic interests, the natural feeling unhappy.
United States and Russia “fight” in Asia
addition to economic interests, strategic interests are another consideration, which in the United States was especially evident on the arms sales. United States, “New York Times” has said that U.S. arms sales trend reflects the changes in its foreign policy. United States each year will give the world a total of 60 countries for nearly 45 billion dollars in arms sales assistance.
the United States and Russia in the Middle East, “fight”, the arms are often the weapon maneuvers. In the Middle East, Israel and the United States primarily to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar the sale of arms, but Iran, Syria is the main user of Russian weapons. But in November this year, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Iranian state television, said: “Some people have been the influence of Satan, they believe that Iran will unilaterally stop or illegal because they cancel defense contracts signed with our compromised.” Some analysts said that even though Ahmadinejad did not directly point out the name, but obviously should mean Russia.
between Russia and the Iraqi air defense missile system S-300 contract signed in 2007. But in June this year, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the decree announced that Russia under the UN sanctions on Iran Resolution No. 1929, to stop the export to Iran, including S-300 air defense missile systems, including heavy weapons and equipment. S-300 air defense missile system is the most advanced Russian air defense missile systems in the world, it can greatly improve Iran’s air defense capability, which Israel and the United States are opposed to Russia to sell Iran.
in exchange for Russia to stop Syria and Iran provide weapons and equipment of these two old enemies, the United States and Israel to give Russia a “compensation”, the Israeli defense minister recently sent an unprecedented visit to Russia, signed an historic the first military-technical cooperation agreement, Russia’s output to its dream of UAV manufacturing technology.
However, the struggle did not cease, in October this year, announced the sale to Saudi Arabia in the amount of U.S. $ 60 billion in sales astonishing news shortly after Russia publicly announced that it will perform in 2007 signed with Syria a value of about $ 300 million contract to provide the latter with 72 P-800 type “Ruby” supersonic anti-ship missiles.
Durham University Centre for Advanced Studies, director of the Arab world, Professor 阿纳什艾特 Shami said, “Russia wants to prove it in the United States is not a dispensable role in the Middle East.” Israel ” New News “said that the Israeli government so very angry that the government that national security is threatened, to the Georgia weapons in retaliation. With the rise of China, Southeast Asia, a US-Russian competition for the other strategic high ground, which is the United States and Russia has recently stepped up in Vietnam and the Philippines and other ASEAN countries for a reason.
the sudden emergence of China
Russia “independent military observers” reported to have exclaimed, Russia’s arms exports to China, the era of mass has ended. China is not only already has development and production of modern weapons capability, but also to become Russia in the international arms market, a strong competitor.
to the paper, Russian weapons in the international market at a disadvantage relative to China’s arms. “China-made weapons in the world market price lower than similar products in 20-40% of Russian-made.” Jamestown Foundation, said the United States, poor quality of Russian weapons are also upset a number of countries to the Chinese.
the United States face similar challenges. The Philippines abandoned “American weapons” buy Chinese weapons is also a signal. The Philippines is America’s traditional military ally, has 130,000 troops in the Philippine armed forces equipment, mainly from the United States. However, the Philippines and equipment is very backward. Many Filipino soldiers will lag behind due to American military control. They said that although the United States annually to the Philippine military claims that hundreds of millions of dollars to provide aid, but aid is conditional, are also provided second-hand aircraft, ships and artillery, these second-hand goods, accessories and maintenance costs can add up purchase of new equipment the same or a few, “the Philippines has become the U.S. military waste dumping sites.”
United States, “Defense News” that describe the status of the Philippine armed forces: Philippine Air Force transport plane delivered only armed rebellion against the officers and men; not a large Navy ships, and no one radar, relying on the defense of small patrol boats China more than 7,000 islands. The military-controlled land through rental can get some funds, but only 30% to leave the army. The high price of U.S. weapons, so that the Philippines prohibitive.
in terms of economic or strategic interests, China’s meteoric rise caused the United States and Russia’s concerns. U.S. intellectual 库詹姆斯敦 Foundation has released a report that Chinese weapons have the ability to initiate sales to the arms market offensive. The article points out, China step by step to improve the level of self-production of weapons technology and quality, while reducing dependence on foreign providers of weapons, the Chinese military launched worldwide sales are “offensive”, China has shown the attitude of self-confidence and perseverance, so that Russia’s arms sales into distress, but also increasingly become competitors in Europe and America’s military, the article also cited the Japanese media as saying “China is trying to J-11 fighters sold to African countries.”
China “offensive weapon”
performance low price in China to make Philippines to find an alternative. In this regard, the Philippines, no secret, according to Reuters reports, the Philippine military spokesman Ma Banta said, “the Philippine armed forces is indeed a lack of funds and equipment, willing and ready to accept delivery of equipment from any country with much-needed resources, which of course includes China. “” Philippine Inquirer, “was quoted in September this year, led a delegation to visit China-made helicopters and transport aircraft in the Philippine Air Force Major General Peter Russell Cohen Rohee said many things,” China’s aviation industry reputation of malpractice, why do not we listen to see it? “
Some experts believe that the Philippines is just a pawn in the US-Philippines military relations with the Philippines military logistics agreement is more equal, And to make the Philippines more diverse sources of weapons. But for the United States, the Philippines is not cynical, Agence France-Presse reported that when asked about possible U.S. reaction to this agreement, Ma said Banta, signed an agreement with China does not mean that the Philippines from the U.S. to China, the agreement does not will hurt the US-Philippine military relationship.
However, the Russian military news network said the United States in the Asia Pacific region to China’s military and economic influence, said the increase in unrest, China’s huge investment and aid to the more vulnerable neighbors remain vigilant. Philippine military spokesman had announced that China has donated 33 sets of the Philippine military equipment, including the total value of about 172 million pesos (about $ 39 million) of the bulldozer, to help the Philippine military rebel activities in the construction of roads and remote areas bridge.
even more the United States worried that China’s international political influence as its powerful military technology increases. U.S. Jamestown Foundation analysis of the article said that in the United States, Russia “play” after Iran hinted that if Russia is not to sell S-300 air defense missile system, China will shift to Tehran or FD-2000 surface to air missile system, as an alternative choice. The article points out, China’s global military market performance of a new self-confidence, diplomacy, arms sales to China is becoming an “offensive” weapons.
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