U.S. media said Liang Guanglie visit to the United States the first task and asked the U.S. not to intervene in the South China Sea
Liang Guanglie first visit to the U.S. Marine Corps base
Liang Guanglie: the United States do not intervene in the South China Sea
Chinese military hardliners in the United States to talk about the South China Sea, the Philippines immediately deflated “Taiwan’s armed forces suspected of the F-16C/D backward, want to purchase F-35 against the F -20 PLA ??senior officials to open six secret military bases, the U.S. military to take the initiative.
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a few days ago still screaming screaming Philippines seems to suddenly become “Shuangda the eggplant” This is because Philippine Defense Minister and Foreign Minister has just left the U.S., Chinese Defense Minister Liang, a high-profile visit to the United States. This is once again visit the United States after the Chinese defense minister after a lapse of nine years, the timing interesting.
from the size of the mission, the reception of the United States, travel arrangements and global media attention for the Chinese defense minister This time the visit to the United States with Philippine Defense Minister, the Foreign Minister’s trip was not in a grade. Moreover, the Philippine defense minister, foreign minister and did not wait to come to the United States “once the South China Sea, something will send troops to help solve the” commitment, which makes Filipino the moment to feel lost, helpless, but able to repine? Process, the Philippines, leaders why in the South China Sea issue frequently provoke China assumed an aggressive posture?
U.S. media generally believe that “as a rising power, China increasingly has a big country style. Whether diplomatic or military, frequently launch an attack on the face of the Philippines in the South China Sea, Chinese maritime surveillance, fishery and other non-military forces can compete with them, and then revert to the “patron” of the Philippines – United States showed the Chinese in the South China Sea issue the bottom line, which shows on the relationship between regional security and conflict issues, deal with the orderly, but the eyes had jumped out of the entanglement with the regional neighbors, direct dialogue with the United States.
Of course, the most central is the trip of the Liang Guanglie’s visit to the United States to shoulder with three important task, the first statement of the position of China in the South China Sea issue and bottom line; on the question of arms sales to Taiwan again that his own attitude; The third is to make its own efforts for the normalization of Sino-US military relations.the
military hardliners in the United States brighter bottom line
Before the Huangyan Island, the Philippines, confrontation and other issues, some of the Philippine media and officials greatly exaggerated the own military and security agreements with the United States, presumptuous claim that once the Chinese in the South China Sea to the Philippines to take by force the United States will send troops to help solve the problem, it caused a lot of people think that Sino-US military relations present undercurrent.
However, the Philippine President Corazon Aquino III “small thinking” did not succeed, the rumors proved unfounded. Hillary answered “not get involved in other countries’ territorial dispute among Filipino disappointed.
“has been in the South China Sea issue have no illusions about the Filipino can not accept the reality,” Australian military scholar Carlyle Thayer, “Diplomat” magazine article that has provoked confrontation in the waters of the Huangyan Island Philippines enraged, and apparently the Philippines, ASEAN and the United States can play a role in this dispute illusion Aquino III, led by the Philippine government is difficult to confrontation on the issue of the Huangyan Island, “ended”.
“The United States must be based on treaty arrangements to fulfill the commitment of the Philippines military, if you do not perform, we put them when the allies what’s the use?” It is hard to believe that statement shelling of the United States, remarks from the President of the Senate of the Philippines en Rile. Chalk Arroyo, the Philippines, Members claimed that “we are faced with the situation in the end what? We like orphans without allies.
Filipino disappointment set off out of China’s self-confidence as a great power. For the present South China Sea situation, the analysis of the Voice of America article that the reason why the United States does not position to interfere in military conflict, it is because the United States do not want to break China’s bottom line in the South China Sea issue. In the South China Sea to the outbreak of war, and rival military forces increasingly powerful China, the U.S. not certain of winning.
Chinese defense minister to visit the United States, “The Washington Post reported that” at this time with respect, “Liang Guanglie’s primary task is very clear and bright Ming China to the United States in the South China Sea issue on the bottom line, and the United States not to intervene South China Sea issue. ”
“Le Monde” special military commentator Guo declared that the Chinese defense minister after a lapse of nine years after the visit to the United States, its implication is huge. First of all, this face-to-face communication and exchange to reduce the space of a miscarriage of justice between the two military powers, which is crucial for both sides. Secondly, by Secretary of Defense personally elaborate on China’s position in the South China Sea issue and bottom line, is undoubtedly a solemn warning, on the other side of war and peace in this line. Third, in addition to the South China Sea issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East, Iran and Syria, the two major powers of China and the United States has a huge influence. Between China and the United States do not trust or confrontation, and that peace and stability in the whole world is not good news.
In addition, with 54 years of military service Liang Guanglie has been the American media and scholars considered to be “outspoken, hard-edged,” the Chinese military “hardliners”. According to public information the commanded Liang Guanglie of self-defense counterattack against Vietnam in 1979 before the war involved in developing the operational plan, when the military view that the war takes a long time, only Liang said, “Do not the two weeks will be able to resolve the fighting! “fruit course, the People’s Liberation Army in just eight days to lay the Liangshan gates of Hanoi. In 1997, Liang was transferred to the commander of the Shenyang Military Region, began operations against Taiwan, the proposed new operational concepts. In 1999, drastic changes of the situation in the Taiwan Strait, Liang stepped in to serve as commander of the Nanjing Military Region.
so, Liang is the Chinese military “tough” in the U.S. media seems synonymous. Moreover, Liang Guanglie the United States before the confrontation of the Huangyan Island, China began to reveal a tough 14 ships deployed to the Huangyan Island. Chinese netizens said, “we can see that China has not worried about the outbreak of conflict, once the conflict is really happening, definitely make the Philippines to try much. Renmin University of China Institute of International Relations Director of the Center Shi Liang Guanglie should ask the United States in the South China Sea disputes, in particular, play a constructive role in the confrontation on the issue of China and the Philippines Huangyan Island, rather than play a negative role, avoid some countries the situation miscarriage of justice.
Taiwan military to confront the F-35 F -20
In addition to the South China Sea issue, the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan Liang Guanglie the focus of this trip contents. “Voice of America” ??analysts believe that, Liang expression of China’s solemn position on this sensitive issue of arms sales to Taiwan. I believe that the United States will remember the lesson, the Sino-US military exchanges last year to suspend arms sales to Taiwan.
arms sales to Taiwan has been traditional in the Taiwan Strait problem “regulator”. Despite Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” external repeatedly stressed that the procurement to the U.S. F-16C/D fighter’s policy remains unchanged, but according to the United States, “Defense News” message, the future does not rule out Taiwan’s military to abandon the F-16C/D fighter aircraft to seek direct access to update the possibility of the F-35B fighter.
may give up the F-16C/D procurement case, Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” military spokesman said May 7 is only vaguely said that the Taiwan Air Force is preparing to F-16A/B upgrade case the future if the Air Force with new fighter needs, its performance should be higher than the upgraded F-16A/B fighters. Not long ago, Taiwan’s “Defense Ministry” the armaments Vice Minister Zhao Shizhang publicly stated that in the end procurement of the F-16C/D fighter or F-35B fighter, to expand the comprehensive assessment of various aspects in the comparison of the overall combat capability, quantity and budget. And Taiwan, “Defense Minister” Gao Hua-chu, revealed that the Taiwan Air Force’s next-generation fighter needs is a short distance off and landing performance, the next best thing is to buy the F-16C/D. In case of the F-16C/D production line shut down, maybe you can buy better.
, according to the Taiwan military high-level units within the Air Force to complete in the next generation of fighter procurement Assessment Project, the Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan “will be fully discussed the need to adhere to the F-16C/D fighter procurement . U.S. military sources said the United States agreed in September last year, the Taiwan military’s existing F-16A/B fighters to enhance performance, the upgraded fighter in a number of performance beyond the Taiwan military’s expected, or even F-16 the level of C/D fighters, Taiwan’s armed forces on the procurement of the F-16 C/D, appeared shaken, want to buy the F-35B fighter, the future can direct confrontation with the mainland’s fifth-generation fighter F -20.
performance analysis, Guang-Wen Chen, “Le Monde” special military commentator, said the F-16 C/D fighter longer able to provide the firepower in the air time and more deadly on the ground. In addition, as a regional security partner “in Taiwan have more F-16 C/D fighter aircraft, will make the decision makers in the United States and Taiwan in the mainland the use of force to recover Taiwan.” Can a wider range of political and military options.
mainland China has a huge number, type of land attack cruise missiles and ballistic missiles, these missiles can be aimed at the ground facilities and the target of the Taiwan Air Force. , Taiwan’s military to purchase advanced fighter can play a role? Guang-Wen Chen, “Le Monde” special military commentator, that the PLA’s combat capability is excellent, but has not yet reached the point of a very powerful. The PLA’s combat system itself there are also weaknesses. Compared with other people, the Taiwan Air Force may be more aware of these weaknesses. F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan regional leader in a crisis to provide a wider range of choice. In the face of the People’s Liberation Army of large-scale ballistic missiles and land attack cruise missile attack, the Taiwan side is the most effective and most efficient way to deal with is the destruction of an integrated command and control system of the People’s Liberation Army, theater communications networks, logistics and capture other operational aspects of weaknesses.
U.S. think tank 2049 Institute Executive Director Mark Stokes believes that if the People’s Liberation Army air defense system is Taiwan’s armed forces to cause a breakthrough, then the F-16 C/D, or F-35B fighter will be able to “asymmetric means” night minimum fire to achieve a systemic effect. There may be other means to achieve a similar objective of the operation, for example, “Hsiung Feng-2E land attack cruise missiles. However, due to one pair of limited land attack cruise missile warhead load, so nothing is better than the heavily armed F-16C/D, or F-35B fighter with deterrence, Taiwan’s armed forces in the underground bunker command center issued a directive, the F-16C/D, or F-35B fighter can break the PLA’s air defense network, firepower, and a direct threat to the forefront of headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army.
the F-16 C/D or the F-35B fighter in China’s fourth generation fighter aircraft such as Su-27 and F-10, or fifth-generation fighter F -20 contest what will happen? Richard Fisher, U.S. military experts believe that the Taiwan military once more advanced fighter, or the positive air confrontation should be avoided and the People’s Liberation Army fighters.
the U.S. six front-line base “Zero”
Liang Guanglie secretary of defense of this visit to the United States, then U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates visit to China last year, a return visit. In view of the Gates visited China at that visit so sensitive operational agencies, the United States the intention to arrange some of the past is said to have never visited military facilities in China open for Liang Guanglie and other military personnel, including the U.S. Air Force 4th Fighter Wing and the Marine Corps Task Force. Allegedly, the second task force of the Marine Corps is the U.S. an important are mobile combat troops on standby at any time. One newspaper said that the U.S. wishes to maintain the trend of high-level visits between the two sides open, and to increase understanding of the Chinese military combat forces.
Liang arrived in the United States San Francisco International Airport on May 4 issued a written speech. He said, “Sino-US relations over the past 40 years of development history: the competitors of China and the United States is not a zero-sum game, but the mutual benefit of the partners, their common interests far greater than the differences. The Associated Press reported that this is a high-level military exchanges last year, the United States announced the arms sales to Taiwan to a standstill once again back on track. Kirby, the U.S. Defense Department spokesman, told The Associated Press, Panetta minister looking forward to the visit to Beijing in the near future “. The United States Navy Times article said that the visit to the Chinese Defense Minister open front-line base, means that the closer Sino-US military exchanges.
view of the Liang Guanglie Minister’s entourage, the lineup is very “strong”. Commander of the Shenyang Military Region, Zhang Xia, deputy commander of the Navy Sushi Liang, 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.
media analysis, the commander of the Shenyang Military Region, Zhang Xia, Xinjiang Military District Commander Peng Yong accompanied visit is targeted, which reflect the high level of Sino-US military this meeting, mainly for the entire Northeast Asian regional security situation, especially the situation on the Korean Peninsula, as well as the security situation in the Central Asian region, the Chinese and U.S. militaries on the above issues will be to communicate. From the institutional point of view, the Shenyang Military Area Command is responsible for the security of Northeast China, the external defense of the strategy is mainly from the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Xinjiang Military internally is mainly responsible for China’s northwestern region, the external strategic defense from Central Asia. Precisely in the Northeast Asia region, especially the potential threat to the Korean peninsula still exist, and possibly because of North Korea nuclear test in the third intensification. In Central Asia, Afghanistan is a mess, the three forces is still very rampant.
will China to the United States arms sales to Taiwan’s position and the bottom line “,” Voice of America “that the view from the list of People’s Liberation Army generals of the visit to the United States accompanied by Liang Guanglie, Liang’s trip will also focus on, including the DPRK, Central Asia and the anti-missile systems and other issues, how to solve these problems is the basis of Sino-US military relations work forward. Military researchers Li Ruijing “Le Monde”, “pick up the US-China military exchanges, to help isolate the Philippines in the South China Sea on the issue of rivalry with China, forcing the Philippines back to the track of bilateral negotiations and dialogue to resolve the same in other regions security issues, the Sino-US military relations warming is the biggest positive factor.
Figure: Liang Guanglie visited the United States Marine Corps Lejeune base
Figure: Liang Guanglie visited the United States accompanied by officers of the military base in the trial the M4
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