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[British "Financial Times" Web site reported on May 25] Title: U.S. worried about Chinese expansion in the Pacific (who had seats Jialin from Beijing)
Robert commander of U.S. Pacific Command – Admiral Willard warned that the Chinese military is more active in the waters in the region to maintain China’s territorial claims.
Admiral Willard in the interview with this reporter said: “China’s growing self-confidence, especially in the South China Sea and East China Sea issue.” He said. China claimed that many islands and waters in the region has sovereignty over it “in the region attracted more and more worried about (the problem) must be resolved.”
some of China’s neighbors have been watching with concern the process of modernization and expansion of the PLA Navy’s sphere of influence efforts. Defense experts will contribute to this expansion in Southeast Asia as a factor in the escalating arms race.
Willard said the United States in Asia, China’s growing influence as a positive factor. But for the People’s Liberation Army may be regarded as having some offensive ability, the Chinese government must improve transparency, not only for the United States but also China’s neighbors should be so.
Willard will be in Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of staff with the People’s Liberation Army held talks with the former made the remarks. This is the Chinese government in January this year, the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan since the suspension of bilateral military dialogue, the United States and China held the first meeting between senior military officials.
Willard said: “at the official level, US-China military dialogue is still paused.” He was invited to visit Beijing to participate in the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. This series of 25 high-level bilateral exchanges in Beijing ended.
Willard on his will attend the dialogue, Beijing agreed to be interpreted as a signal that China believes that some high-level exchanges are useful.