Experts said China’s ability to respond to threats do not have to take the road of military alliance
7 26, general director of Russia parade car review by the participating soldiers. Xinhua News Agency reporters Cha Chun and Ming She
“Global Times” published on July 14 article “joint military exercises to help military mutual trust”, the article on Sino-Russian “Peace Mission 2009 “joint military exercise military and political sense to give high ratings, I agree. However, the article will rise to the joint military exercise between the two countries will move toward “military alliance” of view, stressing that “the Chinese armed forces must change their ideas fully adapt to new situations Allied joint operations”, there may mislead the reader, it seems that China has to need to give up “a long time to be firm as a national policy implementation” and “non-aligned, independent defense policy” of the time. In this regard, I beg to differ.
first joint military exercises with the military alliance is not necessarily linked. Joint military exercises are a number of situations: some are held in the military within the group, some held in friendly countries, while others are related to poor countries to improve relations and held. In recent years our military has with many countries including the United States, the Indian army to hold 20 joint military exercises, can all engage in military alliance? Russian army and the army has held two “Peace Mission” joint military exercises, although there have been international discussions in the Sino-Russian alliance could go, but the alliance did not become a reality. Between China and Russia present the most urgent task is to enhance mutual political trust, expand pragmatic cooperation, including the pragmatic cooperation in the field of military security, rather than lead to the military alliance between the two countries.
Second, China’s implementation of “non-aligned, non-confrontational and not directed against third-party” policy is firm. In China’s strategic thinking, the military alliance does not meet the post-Cold War historical trend, the country is not conducive to peaceful development. China’s new security concept is the core of the pursuit of “common security”, together and promote the non-aligned, non-confrontational manner to the peaceful resolution of differences and disputes between countries, and do not resort to force or threat of force, not to protect their security at the expense of his country’s security. China the next few decades is the fundamental task of the rapid development of comprehensive national strength, must not deteriorate because of bloc confrontation in the international environment of peace and development.
Third, in the current international situation, the Sino-Russian alliance is likely to form asymmetric bipolar structure. Although the rapid development in China and Russia are emerging powers, but also the development is lagging behind in developing countries. Sino-Russian alliance, even if a few small countries one way or another, and the US-led NATO compared to only a very weak form. This asymmetry in the strength of the bipolar structure is not conducive to the peaceful development of the two countries, and may trigger a new Cold War, and even induce large-scale war against China. In the foreseeable period of time, large-scale invasion of China there is no formidable security threats. As for the possible threat of local conflicts, China is fully capable to cope on their own, no need to walk the road of military alliance.
course, alliance or not should not be regarded as immutable dogma, but should be more as the situation may be due to the military and political strategy. Large-scale war if the threat facing the country, and the aggressor is a multi-national military group composed of the armed forces, it is another matter. For the future, if necessary, quickly formed a military alliance to counter the aggression, and now really need to lay the necessary foundation. That is the extensive development of strategic partnerships with friendly countries held joint military exercise more, but this does not mean it is time to embark on the road of military alliance.
every Russian or the SCO held joint military exercises, there are always some Western countries, the media, politicians energetically clamored for “Sino-Russian military alliance wants”, “SCO to develop into a military bloc.” . They either do not understand the military, or ulterior motives. Because the subjects from the exercise to set goals and can clearly see that China and Russia, the SCO held joint military exercises are the anti-terrorism exercise, did not point to any country or group. We must not follow the ideas of these Western media mislead readers. Some Western forces do not force the military alliance between China and Russia embarked on the road, China and Russia formed a military alliance of Western countries will not bring any benefits. (The author is a study of the history of Sino-Russian relations vice president.)
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