Commented that the development of aircraft carriers will provide power to protect our interests abroad
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Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng, July 27 at a regular press conference that China is using a transformation of carrier aircraft platform used for scientific research and testing and training. Research and development initiative announced Chinese carrier of information, sparked international media attention. In fact, before very long period of time, many foreign media on the development of aircraft carriers in China have a lot of speculation, revealing a rather complex words in mind, not only that China’s development of aircraft carriers is an inevitable trend, in line with the rapid development of a power in the national strength and influence increased after the requirement has been matched by long-range delivery means the general rules, while the Chinese have a carrier once was “worried” that it would “undermine regional and global strategic balance.”
foreign media, these remarks, only half the story. For a total GDP of China, ranked second in the world, contribute to global economic growth rate of 50% of the large country, with the aircraft carrier has its practical necessity and legitimacy, not worth a fuss outside.
many in the world among the major countries, China is the most complex security situation around one. China has 18,000 km long coastline of the mainland, as well as based on “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea” legal jurisdiction about three million square kilometers of the vast sea, the Chinese armed forces to defend national maritime security and maintaining the territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests of the task is arduous. Moreover, with the increasing expansion of China’s foreign economic activities, China’s increasingly close ties with the world, protect their legitimate rights and interests of sea lines of communication and overseas demand has become increasingly prominent, China must have the mobile and remote offshore delivery capabilities. No aircraft carrier or carrier does not have the same effect as the platform for mobile operations at sea, we can not effectively safeguard the territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests of the territorial sea, it can not for the legitimate interests of overseas Chinese to provide a strong security force, more difficult in major international affairs. protect their core interests and fulfill their international obligations. Research and development aircraft carrier to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity of China to consolidate national defense, maintenance of important strategic opportunities for its development of a necessary requirement and choice.
review, as Engels said in the history of European ships, the “modern warships is not only a product of modern industry, but also the epitome of modern industry.” Aircraft carrier as a large modern integrated combat platform, is a manifestation of a comprehensive national strength, is a large country in the international community in which the status symbol. In the five permanent members of UN Security Council, the United States, Russia, Britain, France and all have aircraft carriers, and the United States has more than one, up to 11 much more than current aircraft carriers around the world with eight other countries, the number of active aircraft carriers and more than . China is not the only aircraft carrier of the Security Council permanent members, only five countries in the “last place”, that is, with Spain, Italy, Brazil, India, Thailand and other regional powers can not be compared to that with China’s international status and influence is disproportionate. China, as the maintenance of world peace and stability and promoting common development and prosperity as an important force, as it should be the development of human civilization and progress and make greater contributions, but also as it should have the most advanced technological achievements of mankind to safeguard world peace and enhance their own to promote the ability to build a harmonious world. Aircraft carrier research and development to enhance the ability to defend world peace, is China’s implementation of safeguarding world peace, promoting regional stability as a necessary requirement for international obligations and options.
research and development aircraft, the need to integrate a variety of weapons and equipment, is a complex system engineering. Carriers in Europe and America developed nearly a century, has evolved several generations, from conventional to nuclear power development, carrier-based aircraft approach from the ship flying leaps from the slide, catapult take-off toward the electromagnetic catapult take-off direction. Not to mention that China is now just use a waste carrier platform for transformation, and training for scientific research and experiments, that is, after a long and slow process to form after the real fighting will and there is a big gap between European and American countries. More importantly, research and development aircraft, does not mean that China’s defense policy and naval strategy will change.
military weapons and equipment of the nature of strategic decisions, rather than weapons decide the nature of military strategy. China even has a carrier, and will continue to pursue a defensive national defense policy, coastal defense will remain the starting point of China’s naval strategy. Aircraft and other weapons systems, but a lot of safeguarding national sovereignty and security of the means of the same subject, without exception, and to serve China’s defensive national military strategy. China will not, as some countries have done frequently sent offshore “giant”, four cruise, swagger, not to the door to others to implement carrier blackmail, bullying small and weak countries.
Chinese nation is a peace-loving nation, has a long “cautious war” strategy of cultural traditions. The Chinese nation is a defiance of a powerful nation, the courage to safeguarding world peace and international justice through the hard work to master the “just war” the ability to better fulfill the responsibilities of world peace. “I realized that the soldiers who are weapons, Saints had to use it” the old saying, are still remembered by Chinese people. Half a century ago, the Chinese people tighten their belts, but also in the development of nuclear weapons powers under the blockade, to break the power the country’s “nuclear monopoly”, “nuclear blackmail.” At the same time, the Chinese government has nuclear weapons from the first day solemnly promise the world, China at any time, under no circumstances use nuclear weapons first, and always adhere to this commitment.
the attitude of nuclear weapons, the Chinese government’s “prudent warfare,” “just war” strategy of cultural traditions of the most prominent examples. Research and development aircraft, also adhering to this strategy, culture and traditions – Chinese aircraft carrier research and development, to safeguard our national territory, sovereignty and security, safeguard world peace, stability and common prosperity, in no way intended to aggression and expansion, lord it over to compete for what has long been the world’s peace-loving people cast aside all the “sea power”!