South Korean media said that China-made aircraft carrier to be antagonistic to China-ROK relations
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” Chinese Defense Minister said it would build an aircraft carrier, “the news recently by the Japanese media storm. 24, South Korea, “Central Daily” also published an editorial, urged South Korea to deal with “Chinese carrier.”
first Chinese-built aircraft carrier editorial questioned the rationale, saying that China as an economic power for protection of transport of foreign trade and energy security, strengthen the naval power is an inevitable choice, but to build an aircraft carrier more than just such as coastal defense aircraft has exceeded the scope of long-range strike capability. China to build aircraft carriers will change the strategic balance in Northeast Asia, Korea should make military preparations.
First, China will stimulate the construction of aircraft carriers in Japan. Japan, China to build aircraft carriers is likely to take the opportunity to announce himself to the construction of aircraft carriers. If China and Japan started to build aircraft carriers of the arms race, will be the first time, while South Korea’s airspace and territorial waters pose a direct threat, particularly South Korea and there are disputes between China and Japan and the exclusive economic zones of coastal defense will be a big loophole. Second, China will inevitably lead to the construction of aircraft carriers in the United States control over the marine region dropped, and further lead to fierce competition between China and the U.S.. If this situation is exacerbated, as U.S. allies, South Korea, China may also stand on the opposite side. This will bring adverse effects to the China-ROK relations.
“Central Daily” concluded that Korea should strive to do one response, making the possibility of Sino-US confrontation at sea to minimize the other hand, Korea is also an urgent need for military against policy . In the long term, South Korea should also consider whether the construction of aircraft carriers.
South Korean military said a scholar from China’s national strategy, the construction of aircraft carriers is a natural process. However, China is clearly possible to build an aircraft carrier a negative impact on South Korea, Japan, in particular, may take this opportunity to strengthen their own military forces, which will adversely affect South Korea’s security.