The United States: Journal of the Chinese maritime disputes prickly but not eager to use force against
the data for: May 8, in the Philippines near the Chinese navy vessel formation.
U.S. Foreign Policy in Focus, May 23 article, the original question: the crazy arms race in Asia
Asia is at an unprecedented arms race. This arms race has not only exacerbated the tensions in the region, with Asian countries for the elimination of poverty and ever-increasing economic gap between the efforts of odds.
last year, India is the world’s largest arms procurement, spend $ 20 billion purchase France’s high-performance fighter aircraft. India is also developing a long-range ballistic missiles carry nuclear warheads, as well as the purchase of submarines and surface ships. This year, India’s military budget will increase by l7%, to $ 42 billion.
fight for nuclear disarmament and peace alliance Pula Darfur? ? Bidewayi New York Times reporter, said: “This is absurd, and we are into a useless arms race, and affected to meet the needs of the poor.”
China is also striving to the development of armaments, including the Navy, to manufacture a new generation of stealth fighter and the development of – may be able to suppress the fire ballistic missiles of the U.S. aircraft carrier in the Chinese coastal Beijing’s military budget is increasing at a speed of about 12 percent a year, currently $ 106.41 billion, ranked second in the world.
triggered an arms race between China and the tension between the countries in the region. Japan will be a large number of military power transfer from the northern islands near China’s southern region. The Philippines will spend nearly 1 billion U.S. dollars to buy new aircraft and radar, has also recently held joint military exercises with the United States. South Korea has just successfully test-fired a long-range cruise missiles. Washington is to restore relations with the Indonesian army. Because this island nation in control of most of the region, trade and energy supply must pass through the strategic sea lanes.
Australia also adjust the direction of its defense, the face of China. Australian Defense Minister Stephen? ? Smith urged India to play a role as an emerging powers in regional security and stability issues can and should play “. But the definition of this role is not clear. Some people believe that Smith made the remarks aimed at forcing New Delhi to join a deal with Beijing’s United Front. To a large extent, India test-fired ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, “Agni” is considered to be directed against China.
China’s tough stance in the South China Sea provoked a tense relations with Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia. Last month, a Philippine warship ship ocean surveillance ship confrontation in the Huangyan Island, at present, the situation is still imminent.
Chinese waters on the issue of the country is easy to be angry, but there is no evidence that China pursues an expansionist. Beijing does not seem eager to use force.
the other hand, Beijing is who controls the waters of this region a serious concern, to some extent, because about 80 percent of China’s energy supply by the United States and its allies control of maritime choke points.Asia tensions
real, even if no U.S. media portrayed as sharp or severe.
real problem is that Asia can not exacerbate the widening gap between the rich and the poor and the ensuing political instability, the case of an arms race?
half a century ago, President Eisenhower had pointed out that the manufacture of each gun, water – ships warships launch a rocket … hunger without food, cold a theft without clothes … This is absolutely not the true meaning of lifestyle …… humanitarian hanging in the Iron Cross. “
Americans have ignored the warnings of the Dwight D. Eisenhower. Asian countries best attention.
analysis said China does not want the Philippines to use force against Japan for fear that the South China Sea do not mess
experts say China has an urgent need to the formulation South China Sea strategy
scholars said in the South China Sea is not sooner or later go to war or third choice
America: confrontational stance in the South China Sea has reached the limit