U.S. experts say China’s gradual growth weakened U.S. military advantages
PLA Type 99 main battle tanks and heavy military attack Lei Photography
The article said that the PLA has been introduced by way of self-made equipment and a large number of new nuclear and conventional submarines
LONDON July 30 news: American military analysis firm Forecast International analyst Daniel 28, the author said that in recent years, China’s military spending continues to improve, although the reunification of Taiwan is still the goal, but China is not the only concern in Taiwan, its short-term goals certainly can prevent or delay the U.S. Navy to build the Air Force or military interference in Taiwan affairs, while the long-term goal may be projected onto the Chinese military beyond its borders, in a progressive way to reduce U.S. forces in the Asia Pacific region, up to the Far East power .
article said, China has launched a series of military modernization program, the cost of its defense ranked second in the world after the United States. Many people believe that the reason for China steadily for national defense, is the ability to project its strategic expansion to areas outside the coastal waters of China, and even expanded to the entire Asia Pacific region. As China’s north, Russia, India, then southwest, west and is surrounded by the world’s highest mountain, so to ensure smooth sea, for the maintenance of its economy continues to flourish to the source of oil and imports of raw materials is critical.
article points out, and now Beijing will still be reunification with Taiwan as its goal, but in fact since Ma Ying-jeou was elected in March 2008 the leaders of Taiwan region since the cross-strait relations have improved. However, despite the increasing ease cross-strait relations, the two sides also face raging global economic crisis. But more than a decade in China’s military buildup is still continuing in 2009, China’s defense budget increased by 14.9 percent to $ 70.25 billion. In fact, China’s defense budget in 2008 there were 17.6% higher than a year before the long pieces in 2003 to 2007, the average length of China’s defense budget increase of 15.8%.
The article said that Chinese officials point out that the growth in its defense spending is consistent with the government revenue is the result of China’s booming economy. They pointed out that, according to official statistics, China’s defense budget in 2007 accounted for only 1.4% of GDP, despite China’s defense spending is growing every year, but the U.S. defense budget accounts for only a small part. Despite the careful use of Chinese officials to figures provided by the Beijing government transferred it to the rapid increase in China’s defense budget questions or concerns, but the U.S. observers still believe that China’s actual investment in the defense area totaled nearly 1000-140000000000 U.S. dollars.
article that the Chinese government for investment in People’s Liberation Army caused the United States and China’s neighboring countries questioned and concern. China is currently no direct external threat, so as to improve its military capabilities China to invest heavily in military motivation is very doubtful. 2008 Beijing Olympic Games security needs, disaster relief are the reasons for the PLA to increase military spending, but the procurement of four new Chinese-made submarines – and 12 Russian “Kilo” class diesel-electric attack submarines – in addition to other give the People’s Liberation Army “blue water” capability of the navy’s modernization efforts (such as the ability to act on the high seas deep water), forcing the Pacific defense officials had to re-evaluate their security and procurement plans.
article said that for the U.S. Navy officials, perhaps even more worrying is that China is trying to develop anti-ship missile: This gives the coastal area of ??China in its ability to attack long-range surface ships for unprecedented threat to the U.S. Navy. At present, China has not received this capability, but is trying to get mobility, precision strike weapon systems. Moreover, in case of conflict, the development of China’s anti-satellite weapons system to destroy the United States an important space-based C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) network. Finally, many Chinese computer hackers will no doubt become the heart of the Pentagon’s suffering.
The article said that the 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis, China’s military modernization is an opportunity: At that time, the Chinese waters near Taiwan with missile launch exercises, but the United States dispatched two aircraft carrier battle groups to the area. The move by the United States to China to convey the “Washington Government will protect its regional interests,” the information. The incident has exposed China’s force projection in the gaps with the United States, and efforts to promote China’s military modernization.
article goes on to say, although the recent Sino-US relations gradually improved, but China’s goal remains reunification with Taiwan, the United States to prevent a possible outbreak of conflict in order to interfere in the interests of Taipei. Analysts pointed out that the Chinese navy short-term goal is definitely to build the U.S. Navy to prevent or delay or interfere in the Taiwan air force affairs of the army. Moreover, China is not the only concern to Taiwan, it must have a military power commensurate with its economic status, to further promote the modernization of the PLA, and strong national pride and a firm belief in China is a source of strength. Therefore, China’s long-term goal might be to project to the Chinese armed forces beyond its borders, which will consolidate China’s status as a truly global power.
Finally, the article pointed out that despite the tireless efforts and increased investment, but now China is still dependent on U.S. military superiority to offset the asymmetric strategy, and the defense industrial and technological capabilities are still lagging behind in Western countries. For China, the strategic force projection is still a distant dream, because the long-term deployment of foreign troops to the People’s Liberation Army forces are still weak. However, China is a visionary state, although it currently may not have the strength to counter the United States, but China can gradually reduce U.S. regional advantages, the ultimate power to become the Far East. (Compiled: Spring)