Singapore media said the Chinese threat to U.S. security system false proposition (Figure)
Data Figure: China naval combat training in the South China Sea waters.
BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao” 19 published comments that “China threat theory” has long been the default for the discussion of the premise, this is the default assumption must be artificially get rid of, are in the Asia-Pacific regional security can not be discussed in the “American threat” it? Asia-Pacific region and the United States self-proclaimed security provider Instead, the U.S. Asia-Pacific region is likely the largest source of security threats. The security situation in the Asia-Pacific region is also largely dependent on whether the United States to relieve the pressure, and gradually give up the plight of standing above the crowd.
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not many people will doubt the 21st century will be Asia-Pacific century, there have been many of the world’s three largest economies, it is estimated that by 2025, the world’s The top ten economies in the Asia Pacific region will be the global political and economic center shifted from Western Europe and North America, Asia-Pacific region.
However, the region’s security situation is not as optimistic as the economic forecast, especially between the two big countries in the region whether the conflict has been a foreign policy makers and scholars of international political issues of concern, with the Obama administration ended a decade-long war on terrorism and announced at the beginning of a new defense strategy will shift to the Asia-Pacific Center, the heat of this discussion further improved. In the discussion of Sino-US security relationship, the “China threat theory” has long been the default for the discussion of the premise, I think this is the default assume that people have to get rid of, to transform thinking, are discussed in the Asia-Pacific security is not to have the “American threat” it? I believe that the Asia-Pacific region and the United States self-proclaimed security provider Instead, the United States, perhaps the largest source of the Asia-Pacific security threats.
from the late 20th century, the “China threat” theory is based primarily on the so-called “transfer of power theory”, that is, a rise of emerging powers is often accompanied by conflict and war, because the strength of the emerging powers as growing international ambitions will expand, and thus challenge the existing power and the old international order. According to this logic, China will become a potential rival to U.S. security, threat to world peace, the U.S. response to either make military preparations, or for China to become the rules of “good country.”
existing “transfer of power” theory based “China threat theory” implies a mindset that existing powers intent is to maintain the status quo, the United States is inclined to peaceful international order of protection God, and the rise of China is likely to tend to the international order of the revolutionary challenger. Clearly, there is a clear imbalance of these theories and defects, there is a huge arbitrary.
China a threat to U.S. security itself is a meaningless question. First, the security strength between China and very asymmetric, the “China threat theory” no power base. Although the United States to cut military spending, but in the foreseeable future, U.S. defense spending will continue to be more than any other country; At the same time, in view of the United States has a military alliance in the global network, the assessment of U.S. military power, should be its own and its allies together to military scrutiny. 2012 defense budget of U.S. allies and the world’s defense budget accounts for 77% of spending, that eighty percent of the military power rests in the hands of the United States. Even if in the future due to economic difficulties in the United States and its allies cut military spending at least this proportion will remain at 50%. U.S. armed forces in the military strength of the gap is obvious, only one aircraft carrier can be seen. More importantly, China does not have the United States pose a security threat to the ability of the United States can be protected by two oceans, said no country in the world than the United States more secure, and large-scale combat for the United States the country has not yet appeared.
Second, China’s major strategic foothold in the country, the “China threat theory” does not wish to support. China’s core interests are local, including territorial integrity, national unity and sustainable economic development. China’s grand strategy in the final analysis is the strategy, which is said Wang Jisi, “home is where the heart.” The United States is an international strategy, so there should not be simply the two sides will compete. As State Councilor Dai Bingguo in the 2010 article pointed out, China challenges the United States is a fantasy.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the November 2011 issue of “Foreign Policy” published “America’s Pacific Century,” a paper will be positioned as the United States Asia-Pacific security provider of public goods, and that the United States in the region military presence there is still demand. Indeed, the U.S. military presence has contributed to peace in the Asia-Pacific, the countries which do have needs, but these are not the same as the United States is a “safety net protector”, the U.S. also may be sources of threat to the Asia-Pacific countries.
U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific region will be passively involved in fear for their U.S. security caused by the conflict the United States, they most want to see is to choose between Beijing and Washington.
the United States will not become a threat to the Asia-Pacific peace depends on the scope of strategic intent, the intent is to continue if the United States over the past decade of global control, then will be a great security threat. The security situation in the Asia-Pacific region also depends on whether the United States largely to relieve the pressure, and gradually give up the plight of standing above the crowd, to maintain the past 60 years no one else in the Western Pacific hegemony, and as the United States within the Pacific Lakes thinking, must be adjusted.
At the same time, China and the U.S. need to secure uninterrupted dialogue does not challenge each other to ensure each other’s core interests, leaving both sides room to maneuver. (Yun)
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