U.S. Navy top generals: China to build aircraft carrier is the U.S. intention to focus
2006 In November, when he was commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet Gary Roughead visited China Zhanjiang. Pictured Roughead was watching China after the Marine Corps military exercise, with interest on the Range “display marksmanship.” The reporter Zha Chunming/photo
paint Philippine International Herald Tribune correspondent, Feng Xue from Beijing, “We recognize that for several years, not only in China, also touched surfaces in Hawaii and I am pleased once again to China.” 4 19, arrived in Beijing the U.S. Navy CNO Roughead at a press conference, told reporters he will be with the Chinese Navy Commander Wu Shengli’s “friendship.”
Roughead is the Chinese navy to attend the 60th anniversary celebration, this is his first visit to China as a U.S. Navy chief of operations, but also the highest level this year, the U.S. military access to China. He said he would rate the U.S. Seventh Fleet Commander John Byrd attended the multi-national naval naval parade, the U.S. military, “Fitzgerald” missile destroyer warships will join with other countries to accept review. Press conference, Roughead also “China may build aircraft carrier”, “US-China cooperation in anti-piracy” and other issues, answered, “International Herald Tribune” reporter and other media questions, the following is a press conference Record.
U.S. Navy to explore further cooperation
“International Herald Tribune”: trip to China which activities you will attend? Does that mean that your visit to the restoration of Sino-US military exchanges?
Roughead: I am very eager to visit Qingdao, I had never been to this city, but most important is that I and other Navy leaders to join the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Navy. This will be a very good experience, the Chinese navy will show their strength. I will also visit some of China’s naval unit, which I very much look forward to.
In my opinion, the relationship between the two navies are very important because this relationship is often beyond the bilateral relations, such as in the Somali waters, the Chinese Navy took part in joint anti-piracy operations. We are also stationed in the area of ??vessels. In my opinion, the United States the opportunity to jointly combat piracy, the U.S. Navy in China is very important. Commander Wu Shengli and I met not only the continuation of cooperation between the two armies, but also provided an opportunity to explore the future possibility of further cooperation.
the development of the Chinese military does not surprise
“International Herald Tribune”: the outside world a message that “China is ready to build aircraft carriers,” you would appear that the Chinese carrier’s U.S. operations in the Pacific affect it?
Roughead: In the past few years, I had the pleasure of Chinese Navy, and the Chinese navy was observed. In my opinion, there is no doubt an aircraft carrier for China reflects China’s naval ambitions and goals. However, the emergence of China’s aircraft carrier did not change our nature of the action in the Pacific, the United States has its own aircraft carrier. Our real concern is that the Chinese intentions to build aircraft carriers, China has the purpose of this ability.
Question: How do you view China’s “blue water navy” program? You think this is the U.S. military in order to increase the difficulty of cruising the waters around China?
Roughead: I am in the Navy for many years, my personal development of the Chinese navy has 15 years of profound observation. I saw the size of the Chinese Navy has increased the capacity and, more recently, and other countries to participate in waters off Somalia to combat piracy. Most importantly, countries in co-operation to the Navy to promote peace, trade and prosperity is essential to ensure the safety of the waters for the purpose.
I development of the Chinese military of today is not that surprised. In my view, as China’s naval expansion, voyage capabilities, the two navies will conduct an active exchange, as in the current anti-piracy operations done. United States and the Soviet Union was signed “incident at sea agreement,” when I was a young officer, the reason for the signing of the agreement, because the two vessels collided, it is very aggressive behavior. From this point of view I do not want to define the relations between the two navies in the United States, I have been working with China to explore another way to define the relationship between the United States Navy, which is a positive relationship, and the two navies will continue to abide by the current international law.
I hope to further the United States and China held joint military exercises, especially some of the rescue exercise, I am eager to participate.
to jointly fight against Somali pirates
Question: In the past, and the next few days, you and discuss what the Chinese side?
Roughead: the Chinese side to me a very detailed description of the Chinese navy. On a range of issues, especially in joint action to combat piracy, which is obviously very concerned about two things now. The next few days, we will further explore other aspects, such as holding more joint rescue. Yesterday, we informed each other of the latest trends in both the Navy, I am an optimist, like to see the positive side, and we can cooperate in common. And I believe there are many areas of the two sides can be more active cooperation.
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