Media attention that the East Asian maritime military drill the East China Sea intensified offensive
6 end of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier George Washington to wait for the waters in the western Pacific South Korea military exercises opening
World Wide Web intern reporter Zhong Weidong reported, the PLA issued a circular recently, said the East China Sea Fleet, under the 91765 units (16 boats detachment) on June 30 to July 5 projects in the East China Sea for firing practice. The news caused widespread international media attention. Because South Korea had also announced recently the two countries held joint naval exercises, and even rumors of the U.S. Navy’s “George Washington” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will take the opportunity to enter the Yellow Sea, it is the foreign media commented in East Asia, increasing the sea battle intense.
Hong Kong’s “Ming Pao Daily News” reported on June 28, PLA East Sea Fleet under the 91,765 troops sent this notice on the 24th is the official website published in Wenzhou, said the project will be June 30 to July 5 live-fire training in the East China Sea, in six days during the midnight to 6 pm every day, in the East China Sea, east of Taizhou, Zhoushan to the range for firing practice, the training period all types of ships entering the waters is strictly prohibited.
overseas media have speculated that China’s move is intended to respond to the upcoming US-South Korean joint military exercises at sea, as happened in March “ship” incident, the U.S. and South Korea to strengthen the surveillance of North Korean ground plan joint military exercises in the Yellow Sea, a move that aroused the Chinese people’s general dissatisfaction. Associated Press June 25, said China’s blog and website for the United States would send, “George Washington” aircraft carrier to participate in the exercise of the news is extremely angry, “As China’s economic strength and international status of the upgrade, China people think they should get more respect. “
Hong Kong’s” Ming Pao Daily News “article also pointed out that” George Washington “aircraft carrier battle group combat radius of 600 km, enters the Yellow Sea, near the coast China’s territorial waters and the entire North China, the Liaodong Peninsula in the United States will be covered under the carrier’s combat radius, it is considered a provocation to China.
“Japanese Economic News” on June 28 entitled “East Asia ‘sea battle’,” the article said that although the US-ROK military exercise is mainly aimed at North Korea’s anti-submarine training to North Korea as ” imaginary enemy “but the exercise site is located in Qingdao, China in the naval base not far away, thus exposing the intention to contain China.
PLA East Sea Fleet, but for live-fire exercises the news, a military expert analysis, by this time the PLA has a large U.S. aircraft carrier battle groups into the waters, it could be as the best drill targets, because closest to the actual exercise, to receive less than the effect of general training.