Japanese media said that China’s leaders may build aircraft carrier in April announced plans
3 20 March, State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang will be accompanied by the visiting Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada review a military honor guard
Zhongguang Wang PLA March 23 message, “China’s aircraft carrier” in Japan these days once again become the buzzword on the media. According to Kyodo News 21 reported that Chinese Defense Minister Liang 20 in Beijing met with visiting Japanese Defense Minister, said that major powers, only China has no aircraft carriers, China can never aircraft carrier. This statement was quickly interpreted the Japanese media as “China’s defense summit for the first time that it would build an aircraft carrier.” Some media also no secret to express concerns about China’s aircraft carrier, saying it would undermine the security situation in Asia. In response, Chinese experts said that Japan has been the development of China’s military is too sensitive in China-Japan relations and will not have a carrier on a fundamental change.
According to Kyodo News agency reported, Liang Yasukazu Hamada with talks on the Somali pirates and the Chinese defense budget and other issues. Asked about the possibility of an aircraft carrier has, Liang said that China has a vast sea, the sea defense responsibility, China’s current naval forces are weak, there is need for development of aircraft carriers. Kyodo News said it was the first head of China’s defense that it would build aircraft carriers, Hamada, does not express Japan’s concern.
“Chinese defense leaders clearly want to build an aircraft carrier,” the news caused great concern to the Japanese media. “Yomiuri Shimbun” to “China’s Defense Minister expressed strong desire for the possession of the aircraft carrier” in the title were reported. “Tokyo Shimbun” reported that the title is also stressed that “China made it clear to build an aircraft carrier.” “Japanese Economic News” to follow up quickly on its Web site, saying it is the first time the Chinese government speak means that the government’s intention to build aircraft carriers. The report also speculated that China should not be the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is likely to be diesel-powered common carrier, and said how to master the technology and the development of the construction of aircraft carrier pilots in China to build aircraft carriers will be faced important issue.
“Asahi Shimbun” reported in the 22′s in more detail in the speculation, saying China’s top leaders are likely to personally announce next month plans to build aircraft carriers. Reported that April 23 is the 60th anniversary of Chinese navy, will be held in Qingdao, a large marine parade, according to sources within the Chinese military, the United States, Britain, India and South Korea will send warships to the congratulations. However, given the Chinese people’s anti-Japanese sentiment, the Chinese ships were not invited to participate in Japan, only Japan Self Defense Force officials invited to attend the parade. The event will be China’s biggest ever celebration of the Navy, the Chinese leaders to build an aircraft carrier, announced the parade “a great possibility.”
addition to all kinds of speculation, some media reports also shift the focus of the “China threat” theory, saying China to build aircraft carriers, it will break the regional military balance, called on Japan to take active measures to deal with. “Yomiuri Shimbun,” 22 editorial said that China’s rapid military modernization and to the Navy for the Centre to expand the range of activities could undermine the security and stability in Asia. If the Chinese really want to eliminate the “China threat” theory, then it must be proactively disclose the specific contents of the military, equipment number and deployment plans, the Japanese military to continue to urge China to improve transparency. The article also said, “Given the long-term move toward a military power of China”, Japan should strengthen the Japan-US alliance, based on building and strengthening the strategic cooperation between the countries in Southeast Asia. Kyodo News also mentioned in the report, published in January this year, China’s defense white paper in a clear policy to improve the ability of offshore operations, showing a clear intention to strengthen the naval combat, which will cause around the country, “China threat theory” high .
Tsinghua University, USSR 22 Japanese experts in the “Global Times” reporter, said that after the Cold War, Japan has been to China and North Korea as a threat to their own, coupled with the history between the two countries scores and the East China Sea territorial disputes and other issues, Japan’s military development of China has been very sensitive, or even the most sensitive state. Therefore, the Chinese military’s every move the Japanese are very concerned about. Now China has proposed to build aircraft carriers, the Japanese media naturally worried. In addition, Japan is also enhanced in this way for their own defense forces at sea to do to prepare public opinion.
USSR that made aircraft carrier, China has the need, also have this capability. In order to defend the territorial waters of China, the other with economic globalization, China’s foreign trade and energy transportation around the world, to defend the safety of Chinese ships, construction of aircraft carriers, to improve maritime power, is after the inevitable choice of China’s powerful. The relationship between China and Japan will not be because China has formed against the carrier, the two defense departments should strengthen communication and exchanges, to avoid strategic misjudgment and misunderstanding.
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