Jin Yinan: Japan does not hold the Diaoyu Islands issue is to strengthen the control
10 12, will attend the inaugural ASEAN defense ministers to expand the scene. Li Xiaowei She
10 11, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang (second from right) and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert – Gates (left) held talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. Huang Xiaoyong She
中广网 Beijing on October 22 News (Reporters Sun Li) to expand the first meeting of ASEAN defense ministers on October 12 in Hanoi, Vietnam National Convention Centre, from 10 ASEAN countries and Australia, China, India, Japan , New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, the U.S. Secretary of Defense attended the meeting. Although multi-meeting contacts and exchanges, but the national media focus on the interaction of three aspects: First, two U.S. military how to interact; Second, the Diaoyu Islands after the incident, how to interact with the Sino-Japanese relations; third, eight countries and ASEAN dialogue State how to interact. On these topics, well-known military expert, received the National Defense University professor Jin Yinan Zhongguang Wang Lee Sun reporter interview. Jin Yinan that U.S. Secretary of Defense to the U.S. side contact with the bottom line is only a test, does not mean that the Chinese arms sales to Taiwan in the United States to compromise on issues such as Sino-US military relations restored, still a slow process. Japanese Defense Minister the results of informal conversation is very limited, only symbolic. Japan does not hold the Diaoyu Islands issue, the two sides worked out a way to solve the Diaoyu Islands issue, still take a very long way to go.
the biggest obstacle to China-US relations is the United States arms sales to Taiwan
Reporters: October 11 afternoon, before the meeting, with Chinese Defense Minister Liang U.S. Defense Secretary Robert? Gates held bilateral talks. This is the U.S. decision to sell arms to Taiwan earlier this year after the two sides held the first meeting of the Defense Secretary. Sino-US military exchanges back to normal at this time what the underlying motivation? What are the international environment?
Jin Yinan: China and the U.S. suspended military exchanges in the first nine months after the meeting, of course, has its meaning, but in this sense can not be valued too high, can not easily say that, overall Sino-US military exchanges restored. Liang Minister repeatedly stressed that the biggest obstacle to relations between China and the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. Currently, this issue is not resolved. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently released the South China Sea involving U.S. national interests, including the United States sent aircraft carriers to participate in military exercises of the problems that have become a new obstacle to the development of Sino-US relations.
resume the Sino-US Secretary of Defense met does not mean we compromise on these issues, this is a very clear signal. Restoration of Sino-US military relations, requires a slow process. But the outlook is not optimistic about Sino-US military ties and obstacles that the United States. In this regard, including the expansion of ASEAN defense ministers meeting, U.S. Secretary of Defense access to only some exchange of views, but also the bottom line of a tentative U.S. to China, is China to do what step, a step which the United States can do. In this regard, we have made appropriate that I feel is very important. Liang Minister met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, when the basic stance of the Chinese side has done a very clear exposition. Media and the public on this issue can not be two extremes, to take a dispassionate look at the Sino-US relations contact. Because the next term, many obstacles still, and the United States is gradually coded set this obstacle, when the U.S. was able to stop, but also a very long time, remains to be seen.
informal conversation in Japanese defense minister is only symbolic
Reporter: You have said in the past, international relations, has a strong linkage between Sino-US military exchanges this back to normal, with the stage of Sino-Japanese relations before the event because of the Diaoyu Islands and tense, there is no linkage between them as well?
Jin Yinan: From this point of view, the role of the United States is intriguing, Gates participated in various media ADMM interpretation of speech, are interpreted to their advantage. Japanese interpretation, including U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands, the first involving the US-Japan Security Treaty, how many, the United States and Japan should jointly and maintain Japan’s so-called rights in this area. ASEAN media interpretation, Gates participated in this meeting to show to contain China’s ambitions in the South China Sea. Chinese media interpretation of the dispute in the Sea maritime rights and interests, rights and interests of South China Sea dispute, the United States does not favor any party, the United States hopes to solve these problems through peaceful international law. International issues has a strong linkage. From ASEAN, Japan, the United States, China, etc., from Gates’s speech can help to find their own interpretation. That which shows a what? Shows that the U.S. played a superb regional balance of art, to provoke regional conflicts. Let the contradictions felt in all aspects of the United States is centered regulation, or tend to their own, or justice, and ultimately to obtain a regional security initiative. Meeting that Sino-US relations in Meifang Zhang go from normal, this evaluation seems too high a number.
comments that the Japanese Defense Minister has been fruitful meeting, the assessment is too high, just a chance encounter between the elevator, had a contact and communication, and communication issues are not related to sensitive issues. Because the East China Sea issue, it is difficult to use informal means to reach solutions, it is difficult for such a short period of time involved in this issue. Japanese Defense Agency chief, asked a similar hotline established between China and Japan such a situation, there can be timely informed of the situation. This is a problem both the simplest, most direct emergency handling mechanism proposed is positive, but suggested no means essential, is the fur of the proposal. Therefore, the Japanese Defense Minister the results of informal conversation is very limited, only symbolic.
Reporters: Japan’s defense minister met Kitazawa handsome in Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand and Singapore, 5 defense long, still claimed that “the Senkaku Islands,” is our Diaoyu Islands is Japan’s territory. However, the national secretary of defense has not fully agreed, have asked Japan to be treated with caution. Some commentators believe that the Diaoyu Islands between China and Japan to re-shelve the issue has been difficult, and you agree with this view?
Jin Yinan: set aside the word is not suitable, the first Japanese side does not hold, in strengthening the Japanese side, the actual occupation and control of the Diaoyu Islands, including the United States and Japan won the island’s so-called planning exercises, the MSDF deployment sea ??frigates deployed, not diminished, but also in the increase. This in itself is not shelved. China in the past aside, the situation now appears that the Chinese have learned many lessons that China has done much smarter than in the past. Therefore, the use to describe the two sides to hold interests in the East China Sea or the rights of the attitude of the Diaoyu Islands is not appropriate. How the two sides groped solve this problem, take a very long way to go.
Japan is now trying to pull in the United States, the United States limited the rights of the East China Sea, had to be said. US-Japan relations have eased, the relocation of the Futenma Air Station has said. But the United States want in., risking great danger to defend the interests of Japan, remains to be seen. So bet on both sides of the United States, the United States as a superpower is playing very skilled way. On the one hand to appease the Japanese, also assured the Chinese side on the one hand, this means very skilled.
the core of U.S. foreign policy is still adjusting to safeguard their own interests
Reporters: international public opinion have been concerned about whether the talks in Meifang Zhang and South China Sea, as before Comments countries have expected, the South China Sea may be a hot spot. Ministry of National Defense Foreign Affairs Office of the Deputy Director of Friends of flying off, said this meeting because of the tight-US Secretary of Defense does not involve the South China Sea. Until now, the South China Sea and the meeting did not become hot? Why do some countries with different expectations?
Jin Yinan: this issue, the meeting host country, Vietnam has done a calm balance. Because the meeting is the first ASEAN defense ministers meeting 10 +8, Vietnam, a very high value of this meeting. If introduced to the meeting of regional disputes, ASEAN defense ministers meeting 10 +8 will become a free forum into a debate forum. There is no doubt that the meeting failed. So Vietnam, in order to maintain its success, to eliminate the meeting on sensitive issues. For example, the South China Sea, Vietnam Deputy Minister of Defence correspondent hospitality is very specific, do not address this issue, there is not enough time. Not enough time to the surface problem, the real problem is that the Vietnamese try to turn the first ASEAN defense ministers meeting opened 10 +8 to a successful meeting, so this is a clear choice. Debated for decades without controversy and clearly into the meeting, no doubt is an explosive issue. Solve the problem, will inevitably lead to the failure of the conference.
the South China Sea dispute from the late 1960s to early 1970s, the countries in the South China maritime rights and interests has eroded very significantly, in China’s high degree of restraint, the stability of this problem for decades. China has no strong with the strength of recovery, China to exercise restraint. Now the United States to mobilize the South China Sea, forming a containment of China’s situation, and even the South China Sea coordination meetings held in the United States supports countries in the South China Sea dispute to the United States to attend the meeting, which is very absurd. This issue, Southeast Asia, including ASEAN countries, media advocates the introduction of American power, but the minds of those in power countries is still relatively calm, the United States will lead to the introduction of more trouble. Because the United States not protect the interests of the Philippines, Indonesia, to maintain the interests of safeguarding the interests of Malaysia and Vietnam’s interests, but to maintain U.S. interests. This is Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore is very clear.
Reporters: back to the structure of the meeting itself, the first time in United States and Russia dialogue partners as part of the 10 +8 defense ministers meeting. This is the second year, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in July decided to formally invite Russia “appropriate arrangements and time to” join the East Asia Summit, ASEAN’s two military powers approached another substantial performance. United States and Russia the two major ASEAN countries will join the country’s strategic security situation has undergone a subtle change in what? Especially recently, on October 6, Russian military said the Russian Navy has now completed, the Cam Ranh Bay military base to resume work of the argument that Russia intends to return to Cam Ranh Bay naval base.
Professor Jin: 10 +8 enlarged meeting of defense ministers, including two meanings, one involving the ASEAN maritime rights, land rights need to convene a peace, harmony, compromise, including the communication session. On the other hand, ASEAN to face the South China Sea disputes, including a variety of disputes, ASEAN may have reference to external forces. ASEAN has the introduction of American power, the introduction of Russian forces, and so have the power to settle China’s intentions.
10 +8 ASEAN defense ministers meeting held to introduce outside help to achieve a balance. In fact ASEAN in playing a very dangerous balance, this balance fix will cause trouble. For example, Vietnam’s Tonkin Gulf, the United States, Russia has used the northern Gulf. Now both countries would like to come back. Vietnamese leaders have said that Vietnam is neither leased to the U.S. Gulf, is not leased to Russia, Vietnam is the Vietnamese themselves with the Bay. As a member of ASEAN, Vietnam, North Bay is leased is a touchstone. Is an independent Vietnam in the end to solve this problem, or the introduction of external forces to solve the South China Sea, Vietnam is a key for the test. Vietnamese leaders had promised not leased to any Bay, Vietnam with great power, his position today is the bottom line and test the sincerity of the moment. I believe that Vietnam would fulfill its commitments.