British media said that China was built in the Gulf of Aden is a reasonable supply base
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Recently, the Chinese navy, director of information technology advisory committee of experts Cheuk Yin said that China needs to set up the waters off Somalia in Africa supply base for the escort of warships in the area with ease. Western mainstream media, which have expressed concern about the reports and analysis in the quoted comment, but also basically a “China threat” argument. Chinese military experts have pointed out, from the actual needs into consideration and the establishment of shore-based supply base should be the long-term goal.
British media said the “understandable”
the BBC website on December 30 last year, the report affirmed the efforts of the Chinese Navy, and that in more than a year, the Chinese Navy has been cruising in the Gulf of Aden to protect merchant ships from the threat of rampant piracy. United States and France have bases in the region, while China’s naval base faces no problems, and that the Chinese navy expert Yin Cho recently suggested in an interview that China can build a base in the Gulf of Aden, then China’s national defense Yin Cho website of the Ministry published the statement.
Yin Cho said: “I think to have a relatively stable and reliable base for the provision of supplies and maintenance, is very reasonable.” Yin Cho explained that such a base can be used to maintain the vessel and communications equipment, can also provide fresh food, and let the soldiers get a rest. Yinzhuo Jiang stressed that “the people gradually realized that we were there (the Gulf of Aden mission) is to fulfill our international obligations, we also help foreign merchant.”
British “Daily Telegraph” 12 30 reported on the statement also quoted Yin Cho said, “If China can establish a long-term supply base, I believe that the countries of the region and other countries involved in anti-pirate escort is able to understand.”
supply base for the benefits of building more
The Chinese Navy has been sent to the Gulf of Aden four batches convoy, one of the “Chinese Aegis” destroyers, stealth frigates and new large supply ships Chinese naval forces are the elite. A Defense Department official recently said: “At present, countries not the way to supply some countries with overseas supply base, the Chinese naval fleet is now regularly taken to the sea shore supply and a combination of supply.” Typically Chinese Navy using two ships plus a combination of a supply ship, two merchant ships is responsible for escorting the supply ships for the ships with fuel and materials supply. Although the supply ship to meet the basic needs, but has a base of comparison with, there is a great limitation.
generally higher than the speed of merchant ships in convoy with the merchant, it must reduce the speed, so although you can save fuel, but will increase the power system wear. Perform escort missions from the actual situation of China’s weapons systems on ships to play a little space, with the most power systems, a great loss. But the accompanying supply ship can not provide repair and maintenance, and has a fixed port or base can be provided in time for the ship maintenance.
In addition, although the Chinese sailors have a high morale, but in the long sea cruise, the officers and men a great strain, but also conducive to rest regularly dock escort soldiers to recuperate. Although the Chinese navy in the Gulf of Aden is not the intention of setting up base, but it does help set up supply bases perform long-term China’s naval escort mission.
Japanese law has been to build a base in Africa
Chinese military experts to establish supply bases in the Gulf of Aden, is entirely focused on getting better implementation of the Chinese Navy escort mission, the to blame.
Institute of International Relations, Renmin University of China Professor Jin Canrong, said: “From the statements made by the Department of Defense, (the establishment of overseas bases) not very realistic about China’s consideration.” But also said that in the future can not be ruled out this possibility. The Chinese navy military academic researcher Li Jie colonel more directly that the establishment of overseas bases is an international way of supplies, it should be China’s long-term goal.
In addition, proposed to establish a base in the Gulf of Aden is not a Chinese, and Chinese military experts to make recommendations only compared to other countries “to go further.” Government of Japan, “Pirates Countermeasures Law” has been established in Djibouti, Somalia’s neighbors to combat Somali pirates military bases. May 2009, the Japanese government first deployed to Djibouti, P3-C patrol aircraft units, including two P3-C patrol aircraft and about 150 troops. Last October, sending the second batch of P3-C patrol aircraft force, to replace the first unit. In addition, France also has troops stationed in Djibouti base.
Some analysts have pointed out that if Japan can be set up in the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy of the military base, then has been dedicated to the Chinese navy to combat piracy should be “more clout” to find a naval supply base.
to extend the Chinese navy to escort line
Although the Chinese navy has not yet fixed supply base, but does not affect the Chinese navy to take up greater responsibilities. According to the Chinese Ministry of Defense website news, from at 0:00 on January 1, 2010, the Chinese Navy fleet escort convoy routes extended again: the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort the former confluence of the east line extending 50 sea miles east.
Chinese Navy fleet commander Qiuyan Peng said the escort, escort re-adjust the route extension is for the convoy formation of rampant piracy, escorting to make situation even more severe positive coping strategies, and further demonstrates the Chinese navy to maintain was determined to protect the safety of ships, reflecting China’s image of a responsible big country.
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