U.S. defense spending over one trillion forecast China military buildup Southeast Asian countries should
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LONDON October 8 news: The United States October 6 Business Week article said that Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on China’s sea power requirements of growing concern , have increased military buildup, especially in Vietnam, the most eye-catching performance in the past five years have been buying fighter planes, anti-aircraft missiles, ships and diesel-powered submarines. Indonesia plans to buy 180 Sukhoi fighters and an unknown number of F-16 fighter. The Pentagon estimates China’s actual military spending this year to exceed the official publication of the 532.1 billion yuan (796 billion U.S. dollars) twice.
The article said that China more than 1,000 miles away in the waters of the role is likely to be forthcoming in Hanoi, Vietnam 12th ASEAN defense ministers to discuss expanding the focus of the meeting – they will seek to protect the Asia-Pacific waters is critical to world trade channel.
this week, as the Council of Ministers of the host country, Vietnam, urging China to release several neighboring countries claim sovereignty of the islands near the detained vessel and crew. 5, following the collision at sea with the Sino-Japanese diplomatic dispute triggered a month later, two Chinese patrol boats withdrew from the disputed waters administered by Japan.
article points out, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will attend this meeting in Hanoi, Chinese Defense Minister Liang also attended. As early as three months ago, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pointed out that the sovereignty of the South China Sea dispute is resolved, “foreign priorities.”
article quoted Australian Defense Force Academy political science professor Kaileisaiye as saying: “This is the United States and its allies are very concerned about maritime security, and stimulating events taking place there now, every time collision will be a question mark. “
is worth noting that, if not for the development of vessels through the disputed waters of rules and regulations, then the conflict would have caused the sea to destroy the region’s large economies, the flow of goods between countries dangerous. Only in the South China Sea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei are the existence of the declaration of sovereignty over the islands dispute.
10 5 March, the Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said during the meeting, Gates could be the one to one meeting with Chinese Defense Minister Liang, this will be the first nearly a year Bill Gates times meet with Chinese military leaders. However, the Xinhua News Agency quoted the Chinese Ministry of National Defense Foreign Affairs Office of the Deputy Director of Friends of flying off saying that China does not intend to solve the South China Sea during the talks in the conflict.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and the president’s top military adviser Mike Mullen told reporters that the United States is very concerned about China’s maritime forces of its “huge investment” and on the East Coast “very confident “behavior.
March this year, China announced its 2010 spend 532.1 billion yuan in the field of national defense ($ 79.6 billion), but the Pentagon estimates China’s actual military spending is twice that amount. The Pentagon’s request for action for the $ 708 billion total cost, including the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan war costs.
in August this year the Pentagon released a report that China’s nuclear submarines, anti-ship ballistic missiles and positioning capabilities of the most investment potential Taiwan conflict aimed at deterring the United States. However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the report was “absurd.” September 28, Jiang Yu, in answer to the recent Sino-Japanese maritime disputes will shake the Southeast Asian countries, said: “China’s development is peaceful and cooperative, and we always supported the peaceful settlement of disputes through bilateral negotiations.”
article said 5 Vietnam asked China to “immediately and unconditionally” release the detained Vietnamese fishing boats, after the Nikkei newspaper has reported that the regional leader in security operations during the meeting to put pressure on China. Nikkei News reported that the Secretary of Defense may agree to jointly develop maritime security plans and the drafting of the draft statement.
5 days, the Vietnamese government in its official website announced that China has told the Vietnamese, the Vietnamese side of fishing using explosives and pay the fine, otherwise China will not release the Vietnamese fishermen. In September, following a Chinese fishing boat in disputed waters two Japan Coast Guard ship collided with the Chinese fishing boat captain detained by the Japanese side, the Beijing government has urged Japan to immediately release China captain. September 24, Japan, China finally released the captain.
which former Japanese diplomat, now a senior researcher at Japan Center for International Exchange Tanaka said: “China’s peaceful rise has been previously did, but it gradually increased in recent years, the maritime operations of neighboring countries has caused concern. We need to use pressure for China within the international community to take constructive action. “
article describes that the South China Sea, covering 3.5 million square kilometers of sea, which stretches from Singapore to Taiwan Strait. At present, China and Vietnam in the South China Sea has the largest sea sovereignty declaration, including fisheries and oil and gas reserves.
Chi Ku Side, according to Sweden’s Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said the song, the ASEAN countries also increased their military spending last year reached a total of $ 25 billion. Which, in Southeast Asian countries leading the Vietnamese army was upgraded on its own, it’s time in the past five years to buy jet fighters, anti-aircraft missiles, ships and diesel-electric submarines.
Indonesia Indonesia’s state news agency Antara news agency quoted Defense Minister Purnomo (Purnomo Yusgiantoro) as saying that Indonesia plans to purchase 180 Russian Sukhoi fighter jets and buy from the U.S. Lockheed Martin F- 16s (number unknown). In addition, Boeing is on India’s 126 fighter jet tender. (Spring)