Hong Kong media: Liang Guanglie visit to the United States to dispel the Philippines fantasy
Liang Guanglie visit to the United States to help further dispel the Philippines in the South China Sea on the issue of unrealistic fantasies,,
,soften its tough stance and pies, to create atmosphere, to create conditions to contribute to peace in the South China Sea dispute settlement.
in Beijing, May 9 (commentator Yu Yongsheng) Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang on the 4th, the United States a week-long official visit. This is the Chinese Defense Minister’s visit to the United States once again after the lapse of nine years. International public opinion on the timing and intent of this visit are given all kinds of conjecture.
It should be said, Liang Guanglie the timing of this visit is really unusual. In Liang’s defense minister arrived in America the same day, the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue is being held in Beijing. Two such important foreign affairs activities take place simultaneously, which is very rare in the history of Sino-US relations. In addition, China and the U.S. military allies – the Philippines in the South China Sea confrontation has lasted nearly a month, the situation in the next step of the trend so far is not yet clear. There is a particularly noteworthy phenomenon is that Sino-US military high-level visits in the past, are in advance let out, but this time until the evening of 2, the two sides “tacit” announced. Although the Pentagon said that “access plans”, but announced in such a way that the message gives the impression that the two sides is lined provisional decision based on some purpose.
It would appear that the significance of the beam Defense Minister’s visit to the United States is cause for concern. Behind-the-scenes story of the high-level military exchanges, natural outsiders can not know, but access to the objective effect of its intention Glimpse 12.
Earlier, the Chinese Defense Ministry official has said, Liang’s visit will relations between the two armed forces, international and regional situation and other major issues with the U.S. strategic communications. Everyone knows that the current situation in the South China Sea is in a tense moment, the situation in the region should no doubt include this problem. Liang Guanglie visit to the United States, the media reported that Leon Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary will visit China soon. In Meifang Zhang a series of exchange visits show that the current development trend of China-US military relations. On the positive side, which helps to strengthen the mutual understanding and trust of the two armies; On the negative side, to help reduce the armies against the psychological and reducing strategic misjudgment.
For this situation, the sense of loss I’m afraid it is hoped with the countries in the South China Sea issue, the United States to counterbalance China. Under the current circumstances, the most typical in this regard is undoubtedly the Philippines. As we all know, the in Fei Nanhai confrontation has lasted nearly a month, the Philippine side to dare such a strong hand, an important reason for this is counting on the military alliance with the United States. At the end of last month, 2 +2 (foreign minister and secretary of defense), Philippine-US talks in Washington ended. The Philippine side very much hope that through this meeting to strengthen Philippine-US alliance, especially the United States clearly expressed support for the Philippines in the South China Sea issue.
but the outcome of the talks between the two sides has forced the Philippines is very disappointed with the words of the Philippine media is inconsistent with expectations “. In a news conference after the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear that the United States will not in the South China Sea issue “choose sides”. Of course, Clinton also said, will increase military aid to the Philippines to strengthen the defense capabilities of the Philippines.
In this situation, Liang’s visit to the United States to help further dispel the Philippines to the United States in the South China Sea issue unrealistic fantasies to soften its tough stance and pies, to create atmosphere, to create conditions to contribute to peace in the South China Sea dispute settlement. China and the United States contributed to an important consideration for Liang Guanglie visit to the United States at this time. It should be said, the role played by China in which some more.
from concrete talks with the United States, China in the South China Sea issue long-term connivance of the Philippines, tough to do to send the possibility of misfires by both sides is undoubtedly there. U.S. military ally of the Philippines, China will clear consequences to the United States. The ideal goal is to obtain understanding of the United States, the minimum target is to reduce the intensity of the U.S. response. Of course, China also hopes to put pressure on the United States to the Philippines, so that restraint on the South China Sea issue, avoid come to the point of war.
In fact, the Chinese side hopes that with the Liang Guanglie’s visit to the United States release of the signal may have been relevant countries received. According to the United States on the 7th, Bloomberg reported, the Philippine President Aquino III, said in an interview a few days ago, he signed the agreement with China, the exploitation of oil and gas resources in disputed areas in the South China Sea open-minded. Prior to this, coastal waters, but the Philippines has been refused its dispute with China in the joint exploitation.
Not only that, a media interview on the 5th, the Philippine Coast Guard commandant, said marine police boat could not withstand the strength of the typhoon, they will retreat, Typhoon end and then back to the waters of the Huangyan Island. Confrontation with China for nearly a month, the Philippine side to avoid Typhoon grounds to withdraw the ship, is not necessarily a signal under the steps to find their own.
all of this, whether and to high-level military interaction between China and the United States? We wish to be seen.
law media: Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie’s visit to the United States and Sino-US military relationsthe
Radio France International reported on May 8, “Chinese Defense Minister Liang’s visit to the United States and the Sino-US military relations, are summarized as follows:
Chen Guangcheng event Sino-US relations were tense, the Chinese Defense Minister Liang is still as planned visit to the United States, not interrupted by the military exchanges between the Chinese and U.S. militaries, which may precisely reflect the status of relations between Beijing and Washington, that is, China and the United States between differences, contradictions and even confrontation and conflict, but had to engage in dialogue, to maintain contact, to avoid breakdown, because both sides in a series of bilateral and international issues, cooperation needs.
At a time when the dispute over sovereignty in the South China Sea intensified the occasion of the US-Philippine military exercises played barely over the Sino-Russian exercises, Liang Guanglie’s visit so much outside attention. Liang Guanglie nine years the first visit to the United States Secretary of Defense, after the Spanish-American on the 4th arrived in San Francisco, he delivered a written speech, said that China and the United States in the past 40 years of development proved that “the two countries is not a zero-sum game competitors, while is mutually beneficial partners, their common interests than differences. “In the current complicated international situation, China and the United States have more extensive common interests, relations between the two countries have broad prospects for development.” He pointed out that the positive development of bilateral relations, the US-China military relations between the continuous development of this visit is to enhance mutual understanding, enhance mutual trust, promote cooperation and to promote US-China military relations between the healthy and steady. Chinese scholar Shi said that during his visit, Liang with the United States comes to the recent concern of the South China Sea dispute, expected that he will further show that China’s position. The United States and the Philippines, the first Foreign Minister and Defense Minister “2 +2″ talks held in Washington, the U.S. statement said the multilateral approach to the peaceful settlement of disputes. Shi further pointed out that Huangyan Island confrontation between China and the Philippines, “Liang Guanglie should urge the U.S. side to play a constructive role, not to play a negative role, in order to avoid some countries misjudge the situation.”
Liang Guanglie, times to visit the United States in 2004, when he was Chief of General Staff of the Chinese military. Liang Guanglie this entourage, commander of the Shenyang Military Region, Zhang Xia, Sushi Liang of the Navy deputy commander, Air Force Chief of Staff Yang Guohai, high-chun, chief of staff of the Second Artillery, commander of the Xinjiang Military Peng Yong, and so on. Liang Guanglie this talks held with U.S. Secretary of Defense of Pan Neita, and access to the U.S. Navy’s San Diego base, the Southern Command headquarters, the Army’s Fort Benning, Air Force, the Fourth Fighter Wing, Marine Corps Task Force and West Point. Previously, mainland defense officials said Liang Guanglie will international and regional situation and other major issues with the U.S. strategic communication, the other two armies in the field of non-traditional security cooperation with the U.S. on depth.
analysis pointed out that Liang Guanglie this trip is a return visit early last year, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China. In January last year, Gates’s visit, and visited the People’s Liberation Army Second Artillery headquarters and other military facilities. Later, however, the United States announced the arms sales to Taiwan, causing China’s strong rebound and military relations are also affected. Recently, a number of international events has also led to mutual suspicion and questioned, but this time Liang Guanglie invited to visit the United States, show that China and the U.S. military issued to try to alleviate this trend signal.
In addition, the researcher at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies International Institute for Strategic Studies, is now the United States for Strategic and International Research Center visiting scholar Zhao Gancheng think, Liang’s visit to the United States, full communication and the U.S. on the Taiwan issue, and again express the mainland’s stance on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. Zhao Gancheng said that the U.S. will continue arms sales to Taiwan, but continue to sell arms and military exchanges in mainland China and the United States will have a very heavy blow. U.S. arms sales to Taiwan in 2010, it had caused to the mainland was interrupted with the U.S. military exchanges. Zhao Gancheng said, there is the bottom line of the mainland, “must be accountable to the United States, or else the continent with the United States military relations will once again be ups and downs, which causes the mainland relations with the United States is very fragile.
also pay close attention to Liang Guanglie visit to the United States. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said that information about high-level exchanges in the United States and the United States, Taiwan and the United States-based tacit will Yuanli briefing session on the situation to the Taiwan side. Successive U.S. administrations have to comply with the Taiwan Relations Act “and 6 guarantee the current U.S. President Barack Obama has repeatedly stressed that the Taiwan policy unchanged. Department of State will continue to pay close attention to the development of Sino-US relations and continue cooperation with the United States, to promote Taiwan’s national defense and security, urging the U.S. to provide arms to strengthen Taiwan’s self-defense capability, and maintain cross-strait peace and stability, I believe that is also consistent with the interests of the parties in the region. Taiwan Department of Defense military spokesman Luo Shao and respondents said this trip, the Defense Ministry did not comment, but will pay close attention to the subsequent development.