Chinese navy to the sea by the U.S. and Japan have a repeat tragedy may suppress Jiawu
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force on April 10 in waters 140 kilometers southwest of Okinawa to the Chinese submarine photo shoot. Reuters
Chinese naval fleet activities will be subject to any large-scale US-Japan surveillance. Xinhua News Agency
“International Herald Tribune,” freelance writer Hai Tao from Beijing as a maritime nation of Japan, the Chinese navy’s movement has always been the most sensitive, and even some nervous.
4 13, Japan’s defense Kitazawa handsome in a press conference after the cabinet meeting, said Jan. 10 in Okinawa and Miyako Island, between the seas is found in south China’s fleet, including two submarines, including a total of 10 ships.
quiet for some time to find the excitement of the Japanese media, these days on television repeatedly broadcast video of the Chinese fleet, the newspaper is Japan’s Self-Defense with a large picture showing Chinese warships photo shoot.
an anonymous source said the Chinese Navy, Japan was so surprised, only shows a small number of Chinese warships at sea, Japan should meet more Chinese ships to go out more often. However, every step of the Chinese navy at sea is not so easy, is not only the sea waterway geographical limitations, and the US-Japan containment of China is deploying massive naval into the ocean.
far from the ocean waterway “unhindered”
by marine geographical constraints, the Chinese navy into the ocean to the sea there are nine. In which a northern direction: the Tumen River estuary, the Tumen River – the Sea of ??Japan – Kuril Islands – Pacific Northwest. The late 1980s, China’s Tumen River to the sea on the right of navigation has been recognized by the state, but follow-up work yet to be carried, currently does not meet conditions for naval navigation.
rely mainly on the sea in the east through the Japanese island of Kyushu and the Ryukyu Islands between Taiwan Island, the Strait of various waterways, into the Pacific Ocean. Navy ships for free through the sea, including 4: East China Sea – the Osumi Strait – Pacific Ocean; the East China Sea – Cross Om waterways – the Pacific; the East China Sea – Miyako waterways – the Pacific; the East China Sea – Yonaguni West waterway – Pacific. Strait waterway or above the “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea” under the “straits used for international navigation”, or more than 24 sea miles wide gorge, with high seas routes, including submarines, naval vessels, including the Chinese are free to cross without notice the Japanese side.
south to the Pacific and Indian Ocean sea there are four: the Taiwan Strait – the bus, the mouth of the Strait of Bahrain pond (ie North Sea, the East China Sea Fleet warships through the Taiwan Strait into the South China Sea off the east, across the Bashi Channel or the Straits into the Pacific pond Bahrain); the South China Sea – Singapore Strait – Strait of Malacca – the Indian Ocean; South China Sea – Sunda Strait – Indian Ocean; South China Sea – Mindoro Strait – Makassar Strait – Lombok Strait – the Indian Ocean. Strait waterway above or for international shipping hub, or the need to cross the Indonesia archipelago waters, ships will pass by the international law of the sea and coastal domestic laws and regulations to certain restrictions.
United States and Japan to surround the Chinese navy to the sea
current nine sea mouth, can really only regularly use 3-4, and with the United States Japan and India and other countries out of the ocean ship routes overlap, surveillance and being watched, tracked and even malicious provocation can occur at any time. For example, the Chinese warships through the waters of the high seas, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force to send warships and helicopters on a 24-hour tracking, camera, and interference with normal Chinese warships sailed.
addition to the “geographical island chain” restrictions, the Chinese Navy is facing “force chain” blockade. Hydrophone group from the seabed, to the electromagnetic monitoring system, from the P-3C maritime reconnaissance aircraft to monitor the satellite, almost every sea in the vicinity are being closely monitored in the United States and Japan. Such as Japan in Miyako Island, Fukue Island, additional electromagnetic monitoring system, which intercepted the antenna up to 30 meters, through several sets of cross-system comparison and triangulation, automatic positioning of the PLA’s electromagnetic radiation and related technical parameters of the Bohai Sea , Yellow Sea south of China to implement effective electromagnetic surveillance ships.
In addition, the U.S. and Japan continue to adjust and strengthen the Ryukyu Islands, Guam and other traditional first and second island chain, the deployment of troops, and control of the Chinese navy to enter the Pacific at the same time, also Singapore’s Changi Naval Base on a large scale renovation and expansion, and to strengthen the South line of military presence in the Malacca Strait, the Chinese navy tried to form a multi-level and wide-area, large depth of three-wire encircled trend to weaken and restrict China’s naval combat into the ocean after the capacity.
“Jiawu tragedy” is not impossible to repeat
Thus, while in peacetime, the Chinese naval vessels could be based on freedom of international law through the island chain into the ocean, but by the United States and Japan naval forces surveillance. In wartime or crisis, the Chinese navy’s nine leading to the ocean access to the sea may be closed at any time.
who declined to be named, told the Navy, “International Herald Tribune”, access to the sea is the lifeline of the Chinese Navy, only to protect the security of access to the sea, can we talk about national security. Otherwise, they can be Sino-Japanese naval fleet was wiped out in northern China in their own coastal waters as a result.
The Navy suggested the one hand, usually through the Chinese Navy to increase the frequency of important Strait waterway, are familiar with and master the channel to maximize traffic information; the other hand speed up the construction of large surface ships, with cover nuclear submarines in wartime strategic deterrent forces to enter the ocean’s capacity. At the same time, to enhance the focus on the sea control, change the “island chain” disadvantage to advantage, and ultimately to achieve “free access to me,” “refused to stop the enemy effective” strategic objective.