U.S. media: China’s naval power and the level of threat was overestimated (Figure)
The article said that to achieve a coordinated air, sea, submarine joint action, the Chinese navy is still a long way to go. The picture shows the 022 missile group
[United States, "Wall Street Journal" Web site on May 4 articles] Title: The Chinese are at a loss (by the U.S. Naval War College China Maritime Institute Associate Professor of Strategic and International Law Bide Da Dayton)
beginning of last month, 10 Chinese naval vessels through the Strait of Miyako Japan, arrived in the Western Pacific for training, the Asian countries and the United States once again concerned about China’s growing maritime ambitions. This event does not, as some foreign commentators put it is a serious threat, but still very important because it shows the development of the Chinese navy made, but also pointed out other countries in the region should make the correct response.
outside China more media articles, online reviews and scholarly articles, said that the incident was “intimidation” and “provocative” and “full-fledged blue-water navy” activities. Although more than a year, the Chinese Navy has been supporting the anti-piracy operations off the Somali coast, but this response is still significantly overestimated China’s existing strengths. China’s long-term strategy is to build and deploy an aircraft carrier, to enhance command and control, improved logistics capabilities, outside of coastal waters in order to carry out more effective action. However, in April this year, such as the training is only towards that goal with the tentative first step, does not mean goals.
example, the Chinese do not have to win and maintain an effective means of maritime air superiority. Air superiority is essential for the sea. To achieve a coordinated air, sea, submarine joint action, the Chinese navy is still a long way to go, even in its long-awaited aircraft after it was launched as well. Carrier-based aircraft manufacturer to coordinate safe and reliable air operations to meet the enormous logistics subsidiary of the Air Force needs and other challenges, the Chinese navy is still the need to overcome several major obstacles. In the absence of air superiority at sea at the same time. It is said that China did not build a large offshore supply ship program, most of its submarine fleet is more suitable for coastal operations, rather than offshore operations.
The training also shows that China needs to improve its navy and other navies at sea to conduct a specialized ability to interact. By Chinese ships in Japanese waters south of Okinawa, the Japanese destroyer sent to monitor their aircraft by the Chinese close unnecessary harassment.
However, from another sense, this latest training is very successful. The training of a burst of anxiety caused by the foreign media, may prove that China has at least useful in the field of fighting a war – psychological warfare. Through to the regional media and cyberspace into such unrest, the Chinese may achieve the training of the “media war and psychological warfare” target. Sometimes able to determine the psychological reality, at least this is the Chinese people seem to expect.
this training is China a “legal war.” Chinese Navy ignore Japan Okinotorishima around the so-called exclusive economic zone, with action against the Chinese Foreign Ministry stressed that the Japanese claim to sovereignty over the remarks. Ironically, China has refused to recognize other countries have carried out similar operations in the power of the South China Sea. This is clearly a double standard in China.
for the continuous development of China’s maritime power, the region’s response should be based on maintaining the status quo. United States and its allies must continue to maintain their technological advantage in the region. Maintaining the status quo also means that the international community should continue growing Chinese Navy to extend the hand of friendship and cooperation, rather than expanding it demonized the practice range.