China to build military bases in the Mischief Reef: Location is important to bear in a brief Philippine throat
China to build military bases in the Mischief Reef: Location tight brief Philippine throat
Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao” reported, many Chinese people have always thought that the past, lack of maintenance of the South China Sea sovereignty as In fact, the strategic game in the South China Sea, Beijing like a duck in the water, the water seems motionless underwater but spared the effort. At least as far as China and the Philippines in the South China Sea sovereignty dispute, Beijing reap the upper hand of the military level, Manila strategic planning were less people fall for the next wind.
One is the Huangyan Island. Previously, the construction of facilities on the island after another, Manila lodged a protest, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained that the island does not govern the case of the Navy, the only fishery management, construction only for the fishermen shelter. After the suspension of construction. The low profile while in the diplomatic, military unwilling to compromise, and resolutely not allowed the removal of construction of the Philippine side on the island.
Mischief Reef was built military bases
Mischief Reef to build military bases
diplomatic crisis over the island on the construction stepped up. Manila protests, Beijing again a low profile to ease the contradiction. In short, without saying. Manila repeatedly protest, the construction of the island has been self-defense ability, the island and its surrounding lagoons have also been placed under the control of China. Today, the fait accompli can not be changed. Manila and then to set off a diplomatic crisis, has been the passage of time.
Second, Nansha Islands Mischief Reef. In the early 1990s, China has built in the four directions of the Mischief Reef 13, the second generation of tall houses (Mischief Reef is submerged at high tide), with the basic defensive capabilities. In 1995, Chinese warships arrived in the Mischief Reef and the construction of military facilities in the Philippines a strong protest. Chinese Foreign Ministry explained that the Chinese construction on Mischief Reef, “in order to protect the lives and safety of fishermen in the waters of Nansha, a production facility, and stressed that” China has never build any military bases in the Mischief Reef .
in the Mischief Reef was built military bases
China to build military bases in the Mischief Reef
accordingly shows that China’s diplomacy to take a low profile, the other side under the stairs can be a very strong military, other scruples. Under the carrot and stick in Beijing, Manila, only white weeping.
People’s Liberation Army before
Admiral Zhang Li stressed that: Mischief Reef is particularly suitable for the construction of the airport and port, and once these facilities are completed, China will be able to use them to control the islands of Southeast Asia as a whole. ” This is alluding to the newly constructed airport will be extended to the voyage of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) F-10 and J-11 fighter.
2006, when U.S. satellites show that the People’s Liberation Army in an unknown island, the new tower, a dome may be to build a radar facility. After analysis showed that the island is named Mischief Reef. In 2007, satellite images obtained by Jane’s Information Group military installations on Mischief Reef has been extended to the southern tip of the Mischief Reef, the PLA established a larger concrete buildings. The satellite images also show that the tracking ship and other ships in the Mischief Reef-building action to provide support.
, Fisher said, are equipped with thrust-vectoring engines, the J-10 fighter to achieve the short-distance takeoff and landing, while the People’s Liberation Army may eventually develop a short-range VTOL fighter, which will significantly reduce the fighter the requirements of the airstrip. Mischief Reef building a runway of 2000 meters, medium-sized aircraft or sea cruising machine will be able to land here.
Mischief Reef surrounding waters seems to be sufficient so that the People’s Liberation Army’s light cruisers and minesweepers and other small fighters Zhubo, but in order to build to make large ships Zhubo of pier, the PLA will need to continue to deepen. People’s Liberation Army may be in the Mischief Reef construction of new buildings, including a pier or runway, including the ability to launch including a series of missiles, including the modern anti-aircraft missiles, cruise missiles or new long-range anti-ship ballistic missile infrastructure.
In addition, small minelayer Once the construction of military bases in the land, may sell the U.S. military assistance to the Philippines, the People’s Liberation Army will be able to easily quickly to attack, or easy to use and fast attack boats cut off the sea trade routes in the Philippines.