U.S. experts warn U.S. not to create dangerous confrontation between China and the U.S. events (Figure)
Data Figure: China vessels and U.S. Navy surveillance ship in the South China Sea confrontation
United States, “Huffington Post” article on March 24, the original question: The Next Cold War? Imagine China sent ships in waters 75 miles from San Diego to do some monitoring. After all, there is international waters, and Beijing are interested in fighting the U.S. Navy’s submarine base in new condition. U.S. ship called the Chinese will certainly send people back, not to bet?
However, similar things happened earlier this month, the situation is the opposite. When the Chinese naval base on Hainan Island at a distance of 75 miles with U.S. surveillance vessel “flawless” confrontation, the United States, but angry. The Pentagon argued that the United States can do anything in international waters; China believes that “perfection” to enter the Chinese exclusive economic zone, where only peaceful activities.
the United States refused to budge. White House press secretary quarter Bies said, “We will continue in these international waters, we hope that China abide by international law in this area.” Wait, he said international law? He was referring to which international law? Relevant should be “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea”, China ratified the Convention, the United States did not. Convention is quite clear: “exclusive economic zone for peaceful purposes.”
United States has been one of the Pacific as their lake, China as we pay special attention to the seaside real estate. Bruce ? Cannon wrote, “Today, the United States and its allies Japan and South Korea to deploy Aegis destroyers surrounded the Chinese coastline, make it small-scale nuclear deterrent at risk in China knows the U.S. Space Command, analog pre-empt attacks every year.” .
China is not resignation. Beijing has been the rapid military modernization. It announced that military spending in 2009 increased by nearly 15%. Although this is only the U.S. military, 1/8, but the Pentagon was nervously checking his rearview mirror, in particular, worried about the U.S. Navy in the next 10 years, China’s fleet will surpass the U.S. in size.
China’s rise has caused the anxiety of U.S. foreign policy elite. Kaplan acknowledged the U.S. international security experts, the U.S. position to sit near a tyrant. Kaplan suggested that the U.S. Navy’s existing strengths, creating a center of the Indian Ocean, China and India, sponsored by the balance of power in the new era. In his view, the U.S. military to ensure its dominance, it is better to continue to make itself “useful” state. This is really too shocking. Earlier support for the Iraq war and advocating the dominance of the United States wanted the government to become Kaplan now a member of the team. Historically, the decline of the empire the most dangerous period. Tragic early 21st century the United States maintain its position.
South “confrontation” event may be the most dangerous sign. Although the war in Iraq and Afghanistan is full of senseless violence, but still local wars. Despite the economic interdependence between China and the U.S., is unlikely to happen confrontation. Once the confrontation between the United States, it must be global. We hope that two ships passing in the Empire managed to calm, confident resolve equitable distribution of global power, rather than the two countries earlier this month in the South China Sea “confrontation” is so performance. In the Chinese coast in California, but also to the color before the Empire, the U.S. should wake up, signed the Convention on Law of the Sea, and the effective compliance. (The author is a U.S. expert on East Asia, John ? Pfeiffer, David Cheung, translation)
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