The United States says the lack of maintenance of sea power, the Chinese navy can not challenge the traditional U.S.
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U.S. intelligence community, and scholars are accustomed to from the equipment, technology and other areas of comparative U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine forecast when major conflicts occur. However, the Washington think tank, “a New American Security Center”, a scholar Robert ? Kaplan from the “Navy traditional” point of view of the U.S. Navy has a long tradition of 400 years, far from the only 60-year-old Chinese Navy comparable. As the Navy’s traditional game a major impact on the sea, yet difficult challenges in the Chinese Navy U.S. Navy.
According to the U.S., “Honolulu Observer” reported on the 16th, within a decade the Chinese navy can not challenge the United States, because China has been a land power, the lack of the spirit of ocean exploration and maintenance of sea traditional naval power. Reported mainly citing a New American Security Center scholar Robert ? Kaplan’s view, he has participated in the United States, “Foreign Affairs” magazine sponsored a seminar on traditional Chinese navy has some views about the issue.
Kaplan quoted as saying that China’s naval development gaining momentum in recent years, is investing in the construction of submarines, destroyers, combat aircraft and precision guided missiles. China to do one of the purposes is “to stop the U.S. Navy into the East China Sea and other waters.” But Kaplan believes that the Chinese navy, “is far unable to challenge the U.S. military,” its biggest weakness is the lack of effective practice of traditional navigation techniques and experience in the Navy. He concluded China Sea known as the Chinese people do not like the Greeks, British, Venetian, as toward the ocean, in the long history there have been only one — great navigator Zheng He, though he had seven times in the 15 century into the Pacific and Indian Ocean, but after his death, China will have no interest in exploring the sea, the only people the impression of a long post-feudal dynasty Qing government recovered Taiwan once the action.
Kaplan said today the Chinese navy is defeated Chiang Kai-shek in China after the Communist Party, established in 1950. Navy took over the KMT’s old equipment and poor training of seafarers, the Soviet Union for training early seafarers from the artillery was formed out of the harbor, in the experience and technology far behind. “Honolulu Observer” also reported that those who viewed the exercise of Chinese naval vessels and U.S. Navy officials have said Japan, Chinese naval ships low level of control. Japanese officials have been concerned about the recent helicopter in Okinawa, the southern China Sea close to the Japanese warships things, not because it is a threat, but worry about the inadequate level of training Chinese pilots, hit the Japanese ship.
Kaplan then tell the U.S. Navy tradition. He believes that the Navy has 400 years of tradition and experience, of which 200 years from the British Navy, while another 200 years from the U.S. Navy itself. He emphasized the U.S. Navy’s ocean-going tradition, that as early as during the Revolutionary War, father of John ? Navy ? Paul Jones is not against the British in the American coastal waters, but hit home to the enemy, fighting in the European waters. In the United States was founded, the U.S. Navy expedition to Greenland has reached the north, south to the vast waters of the South Pacific. The report also said Chinese military leaders have recognized the lack of tradition of the Navy, is looking for better ways of training.
for “navy traditional” topics, the Navy came from the “world’s military,” managing editor Chen Hu, “Global Times” reporter about his views. Chen Hu believes that the Navy is a need to go abroad in peacetime mission of the military services, the complexity of the task determines the Navy needs to establish a long process, personnel, drills, fighting, good manners, have formed a unique tradition of shipbuilding. Pirates attack British spirit, the United States to collect oceanographic survey ship in the world of hydrological data tenacity are an integral part of their naval tradition. In addition, American ships to facilitate maintenance of the pipeline exposed, non-slip floor paint brush special Navy family when the first cup of drinking water, these unique details are traditional.
Chen Hu said the traditional factors play a crucial naval combat. British Royal Navy was the most powerful navy, Although now decline, but the tradition is still active attacks, Armagh which is why the British expedition to the island and the Battle of Britain dare to win. Chen Hu said the Chinese Navy, the existence of the traditional problem of relatively weak. After the founding of China’s Navy “Sea bayonet,” “small-ship hit a large ship” and other tactics are also evident with the Army colors. The technological level of China-US two destroyers may be little difference in time is far out to sea. Chen Hu believes that the Navy is the traditional national maritime tradition, since our long-term lock the Ming and Qing China, do not pay attention maritime interests, lack of full ocean awareness. Training naval tradition, we need to develop marine, maritime interests to pursue to start.
Institute of the Chinese navy academic expert Li Jie is on the “Global Times” reporter, said the Navy tradition and its associated conditions. Royal Navy and its former colonies all over the world the powerful. But gradually the national interests after World War II and marine interests of departure, the British began to cut the Navy. The U.S. Navy also made a detour, after the Civil War ships have been slashed, until the First World War, “White Fleet” around the world, only to establish the reputation of the ocean-going navy. China’s lack of naval tradition is mainly for historical reasons, after the founding of the West to learn through constant practice, we are building a navy with the traditional heritage.
(“Global Times” May 18, 2010 No. 08 version)
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