For U.S. media said the Chinese Navy to return to the Persian Gulf to correct historical errors
3 24, Deputy Commander of the UAE Navy Said (in front) to review the Chinese naval fleet honor guard
525 Ma On Shan East China Sea Fleet missile frigate docked UAE port
United States, “Athens banner Herald” on May 16 article, the original question: wary of China’s navy into the Persian Gulf
recent years have witnessed more than the first time the Chinese navy. Chinese warships docked in Abu Dhabi late March, the impression that this is the first time Chinese warships into the Persian Gulf, is the first such visit after the Ming Dynasty.
Western observers have said that Chinese warships visited the Persian Gulf “led to the Persian Gulf as the United States within the Lake of the interesting future problems.” China’s move shows that Beijing is determined to growing interest in this substance to build up naval presence in the region. If so, the diplomatic situation in the region will become complicated.
China’s return to the Persian Gulf is not sinister. Clearly, China and the greater Indian Ocean region here has important interests. The most obvious is oil, the Chinese leadership this anxiety — especially considering that Washington has announced that in the foreseeable future it will remain South Asia’s leading naval power. While trying to avoid the strategy paper said the U.S. Navy as a potential rival China. Key interests in the sea about China, Washington retains control over the timing is considered appropriate — can not consent (China) agreed.
Chinese strategists worry that if the Taiwan Strait or elsewhere in East Asia, conflict, U.S. naval blockade of China’s oil transport may be an important channel of Malacca. This same logic applies to the gateway to the Persian Gulf and out of the Strait of Hormuz. Once the conflict broke out, the United States might use its control of the Persian Gulf from outflanking wing, cut off China’s economic development required for shipping.
but to promote the Chinese navy into the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf is not only the simple economic considerations. For Beijing, the Navy recovery help to correct a historical error. Chinese sea power theory will be today with the Chinese Navy Ming Zheng He’s voyage directly linked. Media said, “Even back in the early 15th century, the legendary navigator Zheng He’s seven voyages, ‘Middle Kingdom’ has not learned how to develop in the ocean.” Chinese strategists that country “century of humiliation” attributed to the negligence of that era, said “the first modern navy can not have the Chinese pay a heavy price.”
political prudence and to promote national pride with the Beijing to return to the Persian Gulf. This indicates that the near future China will not challenge the U.S. Navy’s regional hegemony, but this will open a new stage of Sino-US maritime diplomacy, bilateral relations have become increasingly complex and subtle. (Author James ? Holmes, Wang analyze translation)
(“Global Times” May 18, 2010 No. 06 version)
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