Experts believe that the two sides together to respond to the mainland U.S. containment is not yet reality
Continental Some experts believe that the two sides. ” common defense, “the South China Sea and East China Sea is not yet reality, but the two sides can at least some of the issues involving the sovereignty of each other. Data for: boat to Taiwan, Diaoyu Islands Diaoyu Islands vicinity of interference suffered from Japanese ships.
Tanabata this year, Sun Moon Lake side. From the Strait of more than 200 single men and women and share “Chinese Valentine’s Day.” In a romantic song and laughter filled in, it is hard to imagine that these young people the same language, the future will be hostile again.
However, in cross-strait economic and cultural exchanges increasingly close today, the cross-strait political and military mutual trust still to be established. In fact, many media have taken note, in the United States have recently held military exercises with China’s neighboring countries, to build China “encirclement” of Taiwan is the role of rather delicate. Japanese media has openly advocated for Japan and the U.S., the containment of China “is the key to the success of Taiwan,” the time has come “to strengthen the joint US-ROK units during the most important.” So, in today’s complex regional strategic environment, the Taiwan authorities will make what decisions?
sensitive situation of Taiwan role
recent months, China’s surrounding sea is extremely calm. South Korea, United States and Vietnam, the U.S. and Japan have been or will be a field of joint military exercises, has attracted world’s attention, but also to stimulate the Chinese people’s nerves.
came following the United States and Japan in December this year, including the Diaoyu in the so-called “southwest islands” military exercise held in the waters surrounding the news, “Japanese Economic News” on August 21 and disclosed, Japan The Government has decided in March next year, the 25 islands, “nationalization” as a “continental shelf area and ensure that the seabed resources base.” It is reported that Japan plans to “nationalize” the island, including the Sino-Japanese dispute over sovereignty there Diaoyu islands. In addition, China believes that the only “rock” of Okinotori reef (called Okinotori Japan), is also included.
is quite dangerous in this environment of China, Taiwan’s special role attracted much attention. In mid-August, the Chinese Academy of Military Science researcher, Chinese Academy of Military Science, Major General, Deputy Secretary-General Luo Yuan, said the face of the South China Sea, East China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands issue, the two sides should work together to defend the military, “ancestral rights” to maintain good ancestral property.
Major General Luo made the remarks immediately drew a lot of foreign media attention. Japan’s “Sankei Shimbun” reported on August 23 declared in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army officials urged Taiwan and the mainland, “a united front of anti-Japanese United States.” The paper believes that, whether the United States to China to complete the “encirclement”, located in the center of China’s coastline is critical to Taiwan, the mainland is now trying to Taiwan the “weakest link” to achieve a breakthrough. The report also alarmist to say that if China’s “annexation” of Taiwan, “then the momentum of its foreign expansion will not stop”, because of Taiwan as a base, China will be able to free access to the Pacific Ocean.
Taiwan’s “China Times” on August 23 editorial that the United States “to return to East Asia” as the cause of these effects remains to be seen what kind of follow-up, but one thing is sure, “our future in consider the issue, has not only the interaction with the other side, but also consider the complex between the United States and Taiwan involves more importantly, with the new situation changes in the Asia-Pacific, Taiwan’s position and role, I am afraid than in the past more subtle, even more dangerous. “
subtle changes in cross-strait relations with the United States
we all know, China-US diplomatic relations in 1979 after the United States and Taiwan broke off diplomatic relations immediately. According to the U.S. Congress then passed the “Taiwan Relations Act”, the United States still reserves the unofficial relations with Taiwan authorities in Taiwan, with “American Institute in Taiwan.” Over the years, the United States to pursue “Taiwan against China” policy, hoping to keep the Taiwan Strait no unification, no independence of the status quo. In order to maintain the so-called cross-strait military balance, the United States still insist on arms sales to Taiwan so far.
since Ma Ying-jeou took office, US-Taiwan relations, there was greater change. Unprecedented peaceful cross-strait relations development trend, the Taiwan authorities on the “one China” principle allows the two sides adhere to the reign of the Democratic Progressive Party has changed all the difficulties. Especially in the recent cross-strait economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) signing, the deepening of cross-strait relations has brought more strong power. Taiwan’s “United Evening News,” August 21 editorial pointed out that this year, the dizzying development of cross-strait relations, “three links” true through the whole of the mainland provinces and municipalities have no public not to visit Taiwan, “the mainland provinces secretary, governor of the team lined up like “a group then a group visit to Taiwan, Taiwan investment in the hundreds of millions.
great efforts in economic cooperation with the mainland, while the Taiwan authorities, “Foreign Ministry” but in a press release recently claimed that since Ma Ying-jeou took office, US-Taiwan relations have been “significantly improved, an unprecedented number of instances . ” For example, in Taiwan last year, “8.8″ after the hurricane, the U.S. military dispatched helicopters, disaster relief experts and military personnel to Taiwan, is Taiwan-US diplomatic relations since the first time; In addition, C-130 military aircraft in Taiwan to disaster relief in Haiti, the transit refueling of U.S. military bases, is unprecedented. However, the former Democratic Progressive Party “Premier” Su Tseng-chang of the “US-Taiwan relations have improved,” poured cold water on the argument that no U.S. government official to visit Taiwan in recent years, Taiwan hopes to purchase from the U.S. F-16C/D fighters have also been rejected.
whether US-Taiwan relations after Ma Ying-jeou took office has been really improved, the United States “to Taiwan against China,” the usual strategy is clearly not changed. On the 24th of this month, the U.S. State Department spokesman Crowley announced that the State has three mini notified Congress of arms sales to Taiwan, the equipment will be mainly developed by Taiwan’s aircraft for radar upgrade.
Taiwan authorities will choice
in the United States to strengthen containment of China, Japan also took the opportunity to profit on the occasion of the territorial issue, the Taiwan authorities will make What choice?
Ni Feng, Chinese Academy of Social Research Associate in the United States to accept the “World News” reporter, that, in cross-strait military mutual trust has not established the circumstances, the mainland and Taiwan set up against the US-Japan “united front” unlikely. Taiwan authorities, the best choice may be indifferent. He also believes that the current Sino-US relations more tense situation, the Taiwan authorities took the opportunity to strengthen US-Taiwan relations is more likely.
Chinese Academy of Military Science researcher Zhao Xiaozhuo the world’s military research in the interview with this reporter, also pointed out that although the recent cross-strait relations were less “hostile”, but little change in the political and military fields. The two sides together to respond to the United States in the East China Sea, South China Sea and other areas call for containment of China, the mainland is only the desire of some military scholars, representatives of the mainland is actually a kind of folk sound. As on the mainland in Taiwan still have security concerns, both short-term trust in the military field is difficult to establish.
we all know, the United States during the Cold War containment of China’s “first island chain” refers to the islands north of Japan, the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, the island then in the south Philippines, Sunda Islands chain-shaped island band. Taiwan is located in the middle of the island chain, with a very special strategic position, grasp the island of Taiwan will be able to effectively control strategy of the East China Sea and South China Sea throat channel. Zhao Xiaozhuo that the U.S. encirclement of China overwhelmed by the organization, there are external hard to break the chain of islands that China’s intentions, but in fact, the United States is difficult to really build up a kind of “encirclement.” United States and South Korea, Vietnam and Japan to engage in joint military exercises, is a bilateral act, every country has its own plot, in China’s attitude is far from “monolithic”, some countries are economically dependent on China very deep.
stable Sino-US relationship is the key
despite rapid economic relations, but the two sides in the stalled political and military relations is also a fact. Major General Luo suggestion is that the two sides discussed military cooperation and mutual trust, can start from the Military culture, from easy to difficult; as long as the identity of “one China principle”, the two sides talk about the content should be open, to talk about some of the most pressing matters of problem, talk about some non-sensitive non-traditional security issues, and gradually build consensus and foster trust, and finally third crucial.
Continental Some experts believe that the two sides’ common defense, “the South China Sea and East China Sea is not yet reality, but the two sides can at least some of the issues involving the sovereignty of each other, after all, the issue of sovereignty in relation to the mainland more consistent with the Taiwan authorities has interests. The Diaoyu Islands as an example. Since both sides of the divided state, the problem from the outset, the two countries directly involved in three. Geographically, the Diaoyu Islands is a subsidiary of Taiwan island, part of the administrative divisions in Yilan County, the first town Dasi.
Renmin University of China Institute of International Relations and political associate professor Dr. Lin Hong has recently written that Ma Ying-jeou took office, the DPP government has changed on the issue of the Diaoyu Islands weak attitude and take a more resolute and tough action . For example, in June 2008, the Taiwan fishing boat “United” in the waters near the Diaoyu Islands by the Japanese patrol ship sank, the Taiwan not only requires Japan to apologize, compensate, also recalled the “representative in Japan,” in protest. Taiwan authorities’ actions to some extent the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands belong to China increased by reason of the law. In this event, and later a similar incident, the mainland of Japan’s tough stance, in fact, played a very good echo effect.
However, Ni Feng, in the interview with this reporter pointed out that although some of the issues related to sovereignty, the two sides have common interests, but the Taiwan authorities in the expression of the sovereignty claim, the stress, after all, is the “Republic of China . ” He believes that the continent, the most important thing is to handle China-US relations. A series of recent events between China and the U.S., but between the United States a “collision.” Only stable Sino-US relations, the so-called “encirclement” go break. (International Online – News of the World)