Switzerland said the contingency plans of many Asian countries against China’s military expansion
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LONDON September 16, 2007: Swiss International Relations and Security Network 15 reported that its Asian neighbors as worried about China’s military expansion and long-term intentions, so enjoy the Chinese economy growth benefits, but also to develop contingency plans to strengthen its military response to China’s military power and encouraged the United States deeply involved in Asian affairs to continue.
Asian countries to develop contingency plans to prevent China’s military expansion
senior U.S. analyst of international political issues, said Robert Sutter, U.S. and Asia-Pacific region in recent weeks State officials and other experts, interactive, evidence that the U.S. allies and partners in different official and expert opinion seems the mainstream media with the views of these countries – the United States is in decline, while China is challenging the relationship between the United States in the Asia Pacific region.
reported that the Asia-Pacific official and unofficial experts believe, want to be Asian leaders, China is still a long way to go. Although China’s foreign policy is quite gratifying win, but it should be noted that, if not directly or indirectly beneficial to China, otherwise it is not to make much contribution to the Asia Pacific region.
Asian neighbors, China’s military buildup is often long-term intentions and skeptical, so enjoy the benefits of China’s economic growth, but also to develop contingency plans to strengthen its military response to China’s military power. They also tried to carry domestic military construction, and tried to pass the fetters of regional organizations with China, but also to encourage the United States deeply involved in Asian affairs to continue.
In contrast, in Asian countries to provide a secure environment for economic development areas, the United States is considered in a unique position. Development needs stable, because Asian countries distrust each other, so they rely heavily on the U.S. security commitment to Asia-Pacific region, and this commitment requires the United States pay a high price, often risky.
reported that Asian countries recognize that no Asian countries join forces to afford the costs, risks and commitments. They also recognize that China’s trade in half of the processing trade, and its processing trade accounted for most of the processing trade in Asia; regional trade is dependent on the region’s exports, while the United States every year to absorb hundreds of billions of Asian products, and maintains a Whether it is China or other Asian countries can not afford the huge trade deficit.
other to make the United States welcomed China’s neighboring countries and other reasons, the U.S. military, intelligence and security agencies have almost all the countries and the Asia Pacific region interaction; and by the U.S. non-governmental sectors to develop the bilateral long-term positive relationship exists – including the 1965 U.S. immigration law changes since moved to the United States, millions of Asian immigrants.
want to maintain military superiority the U.S. military to maintain balance between the Asia-Pacific
The article said that the U.S. allies in Asia, while the government and experts to support the recent U.S. tough on China attitude, on the other hand they fear an escalation of tensions between the United States to uncontrollable proportions. They want the U.S. to contain China’s intimidation and expansion, while avoiding confrontation.
July this year, the ASEAN Regional Forum held in Hanoi, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched an attack on the South China Sea to China; then, an advanced U.S. aircraft carriers and other warships arrived in Vietnam and Da Nang. The article points out, now, many Asia-Pacific countries are concerned that China will make these events what kind of reaction.
At the same time, many official and unofficial experts on the region expressed strong concern about the future. They want to know whether the United States to honor its military and economic commitment. The global economic crisis and U.S. economic recession led to the United States bear a huge debt burden, causing people to question the future of U.S. military spending is full of doubts. Moreover, the article also said the economic crisis and economic downturn on the U.S. free trade policy is not only a challenge, but also to maintain its asymmetric trade relations in Asia poses a challenge.
the case of China, its economic, military and political influence still seems to go uphill. China’s military buildup has been the ability of the U.S. defense of Taiwan constitute a serious challenge. China’s anti-intervention efforts, which may be the United States to protect its interests in China around the ability of adverse effects.
some extent, the tension may have allies at the United States challenge the pay policy. Asian allies would be cautious about the U.S. policy in the depth of issues involved in the performance of sensitive areas – its how to avoid serious confrontation and conflict at the same time, to offset China’s unilateralism and coercion. For how the United States maintain its military superiority, to ensure that the issue of free trade in Asia, they will wait and see.
U.S. allies in the Asia Pacific region that, for the United States, the Taiwan issue as its handling of sensitive issues, may make it more difficult to appease Japan, Australia and other countries. Currently, many Asian-Pacific American Friends of the Asian countries are considering new order pattern, the pattern of how to obtain the new maximum interest, and therefore its appeal to the United States will continue to make will be considered to avoid destructive or confrontational move. (Compiled: Spring)