Reputation of the PLA for a breakthrough in the development of the second island chain long-range bombers
Data Figure: China Air Force modified H-6 bombers
According to U.S. 17, Bloomberg News reported, the Pentagon issued new military report said that the current mainland Chinese military buildup against Taiwan is still maintained, in order to improve cross-strait economic relations, At the same time, it is still far to pursue the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, the military capability, may have added five attack submarines.
the U.S. Congress in the Pentagon’s latest report on Chinese military power, its not only outlines the Chinese military is developing new weapons, but also describes the new sea-based weapons, ballistic missiles and air carrying platform.
report said China’s military power, the PLA Navy is the first nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers – that is a refurbished Russian aircraft carrier – investment, “support in addition to a conflict over Taiwan would like to be outside the mission.” PLA Navy may deploy five nuclear-powered attack submarines. The introduction of Chinese military power report, when China surpassed Japan to become the world’s second largest economy of the time. 16 According to the Japanese Cabinet issued a report, Japan’s second-quarter GDP was $ 1.288 trillion, less than China’s $ 133.7 million.
Pentagon said that China’s economic strength to improve the “ability to launch a comprehensive reform of the military field.” In March, China announced its military spending this year will increase by 7.5%. In the past decade, China’s annual growth rate of military spending at least 10%.
According to the Pentagon report said China’s economic growth to determine its future energy needs, and can only rely on China’s energy needs from the Persian Gulf, Africa and North America supply to meet. All of these energy supplies to China will make continued reliance on sea transport to get supplies.
The Pentagon said the Chinese pipeline project, for example, the pipeline construction project in the Beijing weakness of the Strait of Hormuz minimum of useless – 2008, China’s crude oil imports, 40% through the Strait of Hormuz, and expected that this share will continue to increase. And, for Beijing, its oil imports from the Middle East region and the number of liquefied natural gas will make the strategic importance of sea routes continues to increase.
China’s participation in the Gulf of Aden on its anti-piracy mission military projection capabilities beyond the Asia Pacific region. Gulf of Aden, the PLA Navy’s anti-piracy mission marks the first deployment outside of the Asia Pacific region and not visit the sea. Moreover, in July 2009, the Beijing government announced that it will maintain 109 military attache at the state-established and approved each year over a hundred military delegations from outside access.
The Pentagon said the Chinese Air Force is developing a land-attack cruise missiles capable of carrying long-range version of the bombers, in order to have launched in the Western Pacific attacks. Reported that these weapons will enhance China is regarded as the second defense for the island chain was launched with the ability to act, the defense is from Japan with the eastern, western and southern coast, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Palau to Indonesia.
Chinese Embassy in the United States Embassy spokesman Wang Baodong said that the report shows that Washington’s “Cold War mentality” continues, and it exaggerates China’s military strength and intentions. Wang Baodong said: “China is committed to maintaining Asia-Pacific region and the world peace and stability.”
China reported that Obama The Government has been to contain China or to promote China’s military transparency of its military leaders, the goal of building efforts have achieved only limited success.
2008 announced in October sales of Taiwan, China and the United States cut off military exchanges, while Obama began soon after taking office by promoting China’s resumption of bilateral military dialogue to improve Sino-US military ties . However, this dialogue has not made significant progress. This is because, in the United States in January announced plans to sell Taiwan arms worth $ 6.4 billion, China again cut off U.S. military dialogue. During this period, China Taiwan and the mainland is also working to strengthen economic ties with the mainland on June 29 signed a “Framework Agreement on Economic Cooperation.”
the South China Sea
United States also highlighted the impact of China in South Asia. In July, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi was on the South China Sea dispute. Many countries have endangered South China Sea, which also includes closely with the U.S. defense ties between the Vietnamese.
Pentagon report states: “Cross-Strait military balance in China continue to benefit in the direction of tilt.” The report revealed that in 2009, China’s deployment of missiles across the Taiwan stock did not show significant growth – reports that China has deployed against Taiwan, 1050-1150 missiles, and the same number published in 2008.
In addition, the Pentagon also reported that China has also enhanced the effectiveness of their weapons. This report shows that China “is to improve the lethality of its forces, including through the introduction of the range, accuracy and payload of these missiles could have been enhanced variant bomb.” (Spring)