Scholars say China should strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea, to encourage resource development
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present, the South China Sea situation increasingly complex and challenging. Economically, some countries continue to step up for me the predatory exploitation of the South China Sea resources; in the military, the South China Sea continue to purchase some neighboring countries, the performance of advanced naval combat ships and aircraft; in politics of the country and attempt to push the internationalization of the South China Sea dispute and federated. In addition, the United States in Singapore and the Philippines with the help of allies to strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea and plans to return to Cam Ranh Bay, to my arrival into the coastal edge. Therefore, the South China Sea islands and the waters of this protracted dispute over sovereignty issues, as China’s economic security and national security of the dual challenge. Need new ideas to solve the plight of the South China Sea and the new initiatives, but also to fall on concrete action.
First, the development of the South China Sea resources development strategy, encourage Chinese enterprises to the South China Sea oil and gas resources and the use and exploitation of fisheries resources. From the national economic security and long-term development of the strategic resources of the South China Sea to examine the important role of China’s economic development, overall planning and the South China Sea oil and gas resources and fishery resources development strategy, development goals and develop steps to develop a detailed, practical implementation of the framework South China Sea resources to participate in the development of enterprises to provide strong financial and tax support. Meanwhile, the state in the South China Sea resources development for enterprises to provide a safe production environment, border control, maritime surveillance, fisheries administration, army and other institutions to form a unified functional linkage mechanism, timely and effective disposal of all types of emergencies, to defend in the South China Sea resource development company personnel, equipment and property from unlawful infringement.
second is to improve the South China Sea marine law enforcement, I am firmly with violations of maritime rights and interests to fight the wrongful act. Over the years, the South China Sea issue China’s tolerance and comity did not return due respect, on the contrary, as kind of weak in some countries intensify their berserk I oil and gas and fisheries resources, legal work for me several times to arrest and detain fishermen , or even personal injury. Therefore, we must increase the South China Sea marine law enforcement, expulsion and arrest in time for my sea fishing vessels operating illegally, and processed according to Chinese laws, but also the corresponding anti-snatch, anti-driving initiatives to ensure that the safety of fishing vessels in China. April 1 this year, organized two major Chinese fishery protection vessels to the Nansha fishing protection, enforcement of the South China Sea opened a new chapter. Fishing protection and activism to the formation of this system persist, and strive to achieve full-area, all-weather non-stop law enforcement, and the composition of forces in law enforcement, law enforcement and law enforcement form the object to achieve a breakthrough.
third is to strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea islands and reefs, South China Sea from the fundamental solution to the plight of preparations for military struggle. South China Sea is China’s important energy and maritime trade routes, but also my gateway to the Navy before the Indian Ocean, is related to our core interests, therefore, occupied by other countries, the return of the islands and waters is not no timetable. For a number of countries around the South China Sea islands and reefs in the illegal occupation of constantly reinforced military facilities, military buildup, we have a corresponding strengthening of the South China Sea islands and reefs in the areas of military facilities, update Morijima garrison troops weapons and equipment, increase the combat readiness reserve. We do not give up the use of consultation and negotiation to resolve the South China Sea disputes, they also can not imagine that those who have been peacefully occupied the island will return to the motherland.
In short, there is no evidence that the problem to future generations to solve the South China Sea would be more favorable, on the contrary some of the powers behind the intervention will be more difficult to solve the South China Sea. Critical only in the specific actions to achieve a breakthrough on the courage, in order to prevent the South China Sea into a “difficult” China Sea. (The author is a Naval Institute for Strategic Studies scholar.)
(“Global Times” April 29, 2010 14th Edition)
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