PLA Major General: China’s rise first need the concept of a strategic frontier
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20 century to the early 21st century, the world has undergone many earth-shattering event, like the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union, “9.11″, etc. . These events and perspectives from different levels of impact on human society, running track, but I believe that, compared to China’s peaceful rise and the U.S. financial crisis triggered by the more impact. Two things overlap arising from the unexpected one plus one minus the reverse interaction, at a deeper level, causing widespread concern and dramatic change.
two things coincide not only with short-term effects, more influential global changes in the future development of the long-term effects. For example, a different mode of development on a wide range of social, economic and strategic situation of the world’s evolution, international and national security system planning, regional and global crisis response methods, will be in for a long period of time has given rise to more extensive and deep reflection, debate, research and change.
in the process of China’s peaceful rise, security is both a condition for purpose. In today’s world in order to secure China’s rise, you need to change the concept of strategic space.
first need to have “strategic frontier” concept. Just stop at the “geographic frontier” level is not enough. Geographical border is delineated by international and domestic law the national territory boundaries. Relatively stable geographic frontier, can not be altered arbitrarily. It is to ensure national security and development of basic conditions.
the strategic frontier is actually able to control the country with legitimate national interests are directly related to the spatial boundaries, with the relative instability. It can change with changes in state energy, it may be greater than the geographical frontier, it may be less than the geographical frontier. As a normal country, the geographical frontier on land should be consistent with the strategic frontier. While at sea to offshore outer continental shelf is based on the exclusive economic zone maritime strategic frontier, the sea is that it constitutes a country’s maritime territory. China has nearly 360 million square kilometers of territorial waters and rich, this is an important foundation for China’s sustainable development is one of the conditions. However, the current status quo is only part of the actual control of the situation is very grim.
into the NAL, the Americans called the “high frontier.” This is in fact the strategic frontier into the NAL. In accordance with existing international practice, is within 100 km from the ground not to enter the national airspace, but higher than the height of the space is public space, that space in this range, any country can be free space vehicles fly, or flew, the strategic significance of which is self-evident, development and utilization of space in the buildings, we can never be taken lightly.
followed by a “strategic channel” concept. Today, our country not only in the sea, land, air and even the network, and the outside world has been connected as an integral logistics, flow, finance, information and other numerous channels that flow is directly related to the security of the country’s survival and the interests of these channel to “channel strategy” level is essential. Especially the sea of ??energy, resources and trade routes, and marine strategic security channel, require careful management in order to gradually have a practical and effective control and anti-control.
Moreover, the “door” concept should be changed. Traditional “enemy out” and “abroad” usually refers to the geographical frontier. With the strategic space to expand, “door” is clearly to be pushed out. Especially in modern high-tech information warfare, we can counter the power of the traditional “door” found hundreds of kilometers beyond, track, intercept incoming military targets. At the same time “abroad” is changing the meaning, it only exists in the physical land, sea and air borders, but also in cyberspace, and invisible electromagnetic NAL. Protect the network, network warfare to counter the “door” is certainly no community is invisible.
to note is that China’s territorial waters, an area of ??land land 1/3, plus the global reach of the strategic maritime channel, together constitute the majority of the maritime strategy space. This requires a strong, pragmatic strategy to protect marine. Made the following nine words are strategic approach to marine research for reference, that “protect the coastal, offshore competition, the ocean.” (The author is well-known military expert, Major General People’s Liberation Army.)
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