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BEIJING, March 26, 2007: According to the U.S. Department of Defense’s official website reported on the 25th, the United States Department of Defense has submitted to Congress on April 25 the “2009 China Military Power Report.” The report said China’s military reform, very fast, but U.S. officials hope China to improve transparency of its military and security affairs. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said the latest report on Chinese military power, offer some new details of the information, “but no new, major strategic ability to find or discover.”
in report, the U.S. Department of Defense, said in the past few years, China has increased military transparency, but “China’s national and military strategy, its military modernization process and trends, as well as regional security and stability issues related to the impact remains to be understood. “
a gradual increase in China’s military strength stems from its emergence as an economic superpower. China’s annual growth rate of 8%, which enable them to invest heavily in military modernization.
Morrell said the United States’ dealings with the Chinese government and military time “, will continue to request” more dialogue and transparency, all these efforts are to reduce mutual suspicion. “
transparency in China will still be regarded as “can be used to negotiate the transaction.” U.S. officials want China as a growing national strength, transparency can be seen as a responsibility. As the lack of transparency in Chinese military, the “2009 China Military Power Report,” concluded by the best experts speculated from the United States.
report said that China first need to improve the transparency of its budget. Since 2000, the PLA’s budget has more than doubled – from $ 27.9 billion to $ 60.1 billion. U.S. officials believe that China-reported use of funds in the security field. Its true that China’s 2008 budget amount should be $ 105 billion to 150 billion between.
U.S. officials believe that the limited transparency can be dangerous, but also lead to regional instability. Similarly, China is not willing to create uncertainty, increase by the possibility of misunderstanding and miscalculation. The report said: “The United States will continue to work with our allies in the region and the friendly countries, to monitor these developments and the corresponding adjustments to our policy.”
China’s military capabilities have a large rate increase. People’s Liberation Army to invest in the advanced foreign weapons, they also promote the development of China’s defense industry. Chinese military research and development is also to inject a lot of money. In addition, the PLA Army also conducted a far-reaching reform of military structures and military theory.
report said: “The Chinese military’s ability to maintain long-distance is still limited, but its armed forces are still in the development and practice of destructive military technology, including for anti-close/area denial and nuclear, space and network War and other areas of military technology, they are changing the regional military balance, its sphere of influence reached outside the Asia Pacific region.
Taiwan, mainland China is still pressure to the pressure of the report, said: “to prevent Taiwan’s pursuit of legal independence, the PLA is rapidly developing stress capacity. “In the deployed opposite Taiwan, more advanced missiles, more weapons systems and equipment and trained troops. Report said the region’s military balance continues to tilt to the Chinese mainland, the Taiwan Strait,” air superiority “is no longer the Taiwan’s military control.
report pointed out that mainland China is implementing the power “of Taiwan in the future force requirements in accordance with the Beijing government’s resolve cross-strait disputes, and prevent, delay or deny any U.S. support of Taiwan’s potential to provide possibility “.
some of China’s military capabilities to be able to peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and international action against piracy and other contributing.” However, some of these capacities, as well as other capabilities, more destructive capabilities, allows China to achieve power projection, in order to ensure its control of the energy pathways, as well as strengthen the controversial territorial declaration.
China claimed that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is a purely defensive force, the sole purpose of protecting China’s security and interests. The report said: “Over the past few years, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to clarify the role and for services, far beyond China’s territorial interests directly, opened a new stage of military development.” However, these messages do not resolve questions about the international community , the world still does not know the continuous development of the PLA’s intentions and capabilities of military theory and purpose.
report said China and with the DF-31 DF-31A intercontinental ballistic missile to its library modernization. It also prepared a new level of water in the near future ballistic missile submarines.
reports that the Chinese military has always been close and regional efforts to develop anti-blocking weapons. This capability is beyond the scope of China’s borders. The reason for China to develop this ability is to make the enemy’s surface ships including aircraft carriers, including at risk. These weapons systems include quiet submarines, advanced anti-ship cruise missiles, wire-guided and wake-guided torpedoes or anti-ship ballistic missiles. Its ongoing efforts to use longer range, higher accuracy of ballistic missiles and land-attack cruise missiles, blockade shore airport, security fortresses and other military facilities or materials for regional logistics center.
report said, China can also take advantage of advanced aircraft, advanced long-range missile systems, airborne surveillance systems and ship-borne air defense systems, air power projection. China’s space-based reconnaissance and positioning systems to provide a precision strike capability.
report said China’s amphibious and airborne capabilities, air, air to air refueling, sealift and joint operations and other areas is still far behind the United States. (Spring)
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