Navy’s first visit to China by foreign paying close attention to the Persian Gulf
UAE Navy Deputy Commander Said (left) visited the Chinese warship missile system
” MOS “missile frigate left the United Arab Emirates
Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, “South China Morning Post,” March 27 article, the original title: People’s Liberation Army Navy ship for the first time into the bay
Chinese warships docked this weekend in Abu Dhabi . This is the People’s Liberation Army first entered the oil-rich Persian Gulf – the United States strategic positions.
two ships, “MOS” frigate and the “Lake” supply ship this week through the Strait of Hormuz into the UAE capital. At the end of three months after the Horn of Africa anti-piracy patrols conducted by the historic voyage by foreign naval analysts paying close attention, they have been watching China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean. PLA-friendly port networks need to support their long-term blue-water deployments. As demand grows, all the Chinese people for the new port visits have been placed on regional power to examine under.
researcher at London’s National Institute for Strategic Studies ? Greg Lee believes that this visit is extremely significant meaning, “This is their broader strategic objectives are fully consistent with the use of anti-piracy operations — quietly building a new strategic partnership “, he said,” We will see a gradual but steady contact, began trading in order to establish a regional network to end the friendship if you want to achieve the blue water ambition, they certainly need this network. “
trip to Abu Dhabi with the formal characteristics of military diplomacy, the Chinese navy deputy commander of the ship by Saeed welcomed the UAE, he said the visit has a “great historical significance.” Gulf states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman is now China’s largest crude oil supplier, in addition, Beijing is the oil purchase agreement negotiations with the UAE.
The visit comes as China attempts to expand its anti-piracy operations — in part by seeking leadership in international cooperation work, and to help the European Union in the UN food aid Fleet escort ships to reach the volatile Somalia. These efforts are witnessing more of the PLA ships entering the port, including the Gulf of Aden port of Djibouti and Aden. See also United Nations convoy to enter the Chinese ship in Mombasa, Kenya, and some potentially dangerous Somali ports.
daily re-supply logistics is regarded as China’s deployment of warships — — from January last year, the biggest challenge, which is the first time in centuries the Chinese armed forces away from their waters into the potential operational area.
addition to being visited ports in China’s state-owned ship task force has been used to provide oil, water and food. PLA leaders have recently been helping state-owned companies in the lively discussion of the importance of the military overseas.
“in these long-term deployment, the base can not be underestimated the importance of logistics”, Singapore’s Defence and Strategic Studies Maritime Security scholar Sam ? Bati Mu said, “even though they may be building a network. But I think in the long run, if you want to be able to meet the full range of fully independent operation of the military targets, China will need many years. “(author Greg ? Duo Lunde, Yang Chen translation)
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