Department of Defense routine press conference in June 2012 (Record)
Department of Defense News Affairs Bureau, spokesman for the Defense Ministry Geng Yansheng Colonel A reporter asked of Li Aiming photo
: June 2012 15:00 – 15:45
Location: Ministry of National Defense Foreign Affairs Office of
release: Department of Defense Press Secretary, Ministry of Defence spokesman Geng Yansheng Colonel
Geng Yansheng: Members reporter friends, good afternoon. Welcome to attend the Department of Defense a regular press conference. Begin with an announcement.by the Chinese navy Yiyang “,” Changzhou “missile frigate and” Lake “comprehensive supply ship Navy of the 12th batch of escort fleet on July 3 set sail from Zhoushan, Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia to replace the implementation of the escort mission. Ended at 7:00 on the June 28th, the Chinese navy escort fleet of 465 batches, 4705 Chinese and foreign ships in the convoy, take care, rescue of 15 Chinese and foreign ships, rescue of 41 Chinese and foreign ships by pirates chasing. In the escort ships, foreign ships account for about 49%.
Reporter: Recently, the Central Meteorological Observatory continuous release of a blue rainstorm alert, by the last few days heavy rainfall, Jiangxi, Guangzhou, Guizhou, the flood situation is grim, the National Headquarters on the 25th start of the flood control and four emergency response . The army is the main force of the flood fighting and rescue, please tell us about the current situation, the armed forces to do what preparation, how to deal with?
Geng Yansheng: do a good job in flood fighting and rescue, is the glorious mission of the party and the people gave the army, but also the military obligations and responsibility. In early May, the General Staff to the military and armed forces, flood control and relief work instructions, clear the specific requirements to do this year’s flood control and relief work. Troops to strengthen the communication and contact with national and local flood control, meteorological departments, improve and perfect the natural disasters, military sharing mechanism, and seriously organize the flood season of the Joint Inspection timely to revise the emergency plan, the implementation of personnel, organization, equipment, supplies and training to prepare. Flood season, as of June 27, the army and armed police sent to 4838 people, 5894 people of the militia and reserve the use of vehicle mechanics 1580 times, 48 ??boat trips, transfer arrangements for the masses 3866, set up 550 tents, clean up the silt 5.71 cubic meters, to clear the road of 34 km, reinforced dikes and dams 7.8 kilometers, carrying 3560 tons of supplies, medical treatment of 380 people, disinfection sterilization of 16,000 square meters, a strong support to the local flood prevention work.
According to the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters communications, the next step the flood situation is still complicated and grim, the army will continue to strengthen the flood season emergency duty, pay close attention to the nationwide flood dynamics, supervision of all levels of flood fighting and rescue emergency expertise and emergency on duty the Department of the (sub) team always maintain a good state of alert, earnestly implement various security measures to ensure that need to be able to immediately dispatched, and arrive at efficient disposal.
Reporter: We are concerned about the Sino-Japanese defense sector maritime liaison mechanism between the third round of the expert group consultation is currently being held in Beijing, the two sides negotiate in this area is there any progress? In particular we are concerned that Japan has said they would consider the possibility of the garrison near the Diaoyu Islands, how does the military respond? Another problem is that the three Shashi, the People’s Liberation Army Major General at the division level military sub-district should be established in accordance with the practice, the newly established three Shashi Does China have effective arrangements for the deployment, when it can improve the effective deployment?
Geng Yansheng: On your first question, the defense departments of the Sino-Japanese maritime liaison mechanism between the third round of expert group consultation in progress. Which at this consultation, the two sides mainly on maritime liaison mechanism between the composition, operation mode negotiation. China believes that the establishment of this mechanism to avoid the sea misunderstanding miscarriage of justice, to promote bilateral defense and security and mutual trust, promote the development of bilateral strategic and mutually beneficial relationship. This consultation is underway, the specific circumstances and results will be released in due course.On the second question, the Diaoyu Islands since ancient times the Chinese territory, China has indisputable sovereignty. Any person to take any means of delusions to change that fact is futile.
according to the administrative division of the situation and military institutions with the relevant provisions, China at the provincial, prefecture-level, county-level administrative divisions of the unit set up a military organization, as the region’s military leadership and command. Recently, the State Council has approved the establishment of the prefecture-level three-Shashi, the army will be in accordance with the relevant provisions, the study of military institutions set.
Reporter: China has approved the establishment of three Shashi, but Vietnamese still insist on using the fighters to patrol the South China Sea, I ask the Department of Defense, if the Vietnamese invasion of the airspace of the three Shashi fighters in the inspections process, the Chinese military, how will respond?
Geng Yansheng: The Chinese army has always shoulder the responsibilities and tasks to defend the country’s territorial sovereignty and safeguarding national maritime rights and interests, whether or not there is no direct relationship with the establishment of three Shashi. We firmly oppose any acts of military provocation. Endanger national security interests, the Chinese military will take appropriate action in accordance with the relevant provisions.
Reporter: two days is the return of Hong Kong 15 anniversary, to evaluate the role played by the Hong Kong Garrison, 15 years in order to safeguard Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability, whether the future will have more opportunities for Hong Kong people experience military life? Before it is reported that the Garrison may be switched to the 056-class escort, can you confirm? What are the considerations? In addition, now manned space flight and manned deep submergence by outside attention of foreign media on the manned space flight and manned deep submergence speculation of many military uses. Please respond.
Geng Yansheng: On your first question, the garrison is to maintain Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability of the basic military force, to carry out defensive operations, declaration of sovereignty, to assist the SAR government to maintain social order and in disaster relief and other diverse tasks.15 years is
, the garrison is always combat readiness training at the center, to carry out air and sea patrol duty, organize and participate in joint exercises, the successful completion of a joint search and rescue, collaborative joint anti-terrorism training courses, in order to defend peace and prosperity of Hong Kong has made important contributions. The Hong Kong Garrison, adhere to the garrison, in accordance with the law in army in readiness training, troop rotation and daily work in strict compliance with the Garrison Law and Hong Kong laws and regulations. Garrison actively participate in tree planting, non-remunerated blood donation and other social welfare activities, dozens of organizations and opening up of the camp, held in juvenile military camp to participate in the comfort of the old child-friendly activities, enhanced exchanges between the Hong Kong compatriots and the garrison.
Hong Kong SAR Government, the community and the people of Hong Kong to give strong support to the garrison all the work, concern and care in Hong Kong, the troops, the effective discharge of the defense to provide a positive help for the troops, reflects the people of Hong Kong People’s Liberation Army friendship. Garrison in Hong Kong will continue to organize the opening up of the camp, held in juvenile military camp, provide opportunities for Hong Kong compatriots, more exposure to and understanding of the People’s Liberation Army.equipment on the Garrison, the Hong Kong Garrison entered Hong Kong since the weapons and equipment is constantly updated by the rolling adjustment, the combat effectiveness would be enhanced. Next, the garrison’s weapons and equipment will be based on the needs of Hong Kong’s defense and armament development plan in accordance with the military dress, timely updates. It is understood that the 056 frigate has been included in the Garrison Dress.
On the second question, the purpose of the development of China’s space industry is to the peaceful use of outer space, to promote the progress of human civilization, for the benefit of the whole of mankind, but also in order to meet national economic, technological, security and other needs. We note that the countries concerned a number of moves in the outer space weapons. China has consistently opposed the weaponization of outer space, not to participate in an arms race in outer space. China’s “dragon” manned submersible is developed to serve the deep-sea scientific research and marine environmental protection, for human beings to understand the ocean and the peaceful development and utilization of the ocean, will play an active role.
Reporter: 21 to 22 this month, the United States and Japan and South Korea in the areas south of the Korean Peninsula held a joint military exercise, 23 to 25 day US-ROK military exercises held in the Yellow Sea. Some analysts said that these two exercises are aimed at curbing North Korea and maritime activities have become increasingly active, “Do you have any comment?
Geng Yansheng: to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in line with the common interests of the parties concerned. Relevant countries deliberately strengthening of military alliances, and frequent joint military exercise is not conducive to peace and stability in this region does not conform to the trend of the times of peace, development and cooperation.
Reporter: Recently, the Vietnamese Air Force sent a patrol aircraft to fly of the Nansha Islands, the so-called patrol and reconnaissance missions unilaterally provoked the South China Sea tensions. I would like to ask in this case, the People’s Liberation Army has taken the appropriate measures?
Geng Yansheng: China has indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and their adjacent waters. China resolutely opposes any military provocation. In order to safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, the Chinese armed forces have been established in the waters under the jurisdiction of the normalization of the combat readiness of patrol system. The Chinese armed forces to defend national territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests of the firm resolution and determination.
Reporter: earlier this month, U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta Shangri-La Dialogue was reaffirmed that the U.S. strategic eastward, and announced that 2020 will be 60% of U.S. warships deployed in the Pacific. Some media commented that the move for China’s intentions are obvious. Recently invited 26 countries in the United States by far the largest Pacific Rim exercise held in Hawaii from June 27 to August, Russia for the first time to participate in China, Pakistan and North Korea absent. Does China have any comment?
Geng Yansheng: Mr. Panetta, U.S. Defense Secretary’s speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue meeting on the eastward shift of the U.S. strategic concern. China believes that the security agenda of the prominent military deliberately to strengthen the practice of military deployment, inconsistent with the trend of the times of peace, development and cooperation, is not conducive to the promotion of security and mutual trust between countries in the region.
just held joint military exercises of the Pacific Rim, we took note of the relevant circumstances. Frankly, we do not think this is what a big thing, not worth making a fuss. We hope relevant parties do more to contribute to the maintenance of regional peace and stability in the things, rather than vice versa.
Reporter: June 22 this month, the carrier platform has completed the eighth sea trial task back to Dalian. Friends photos of the aircraft carrier block flame board have all been rising. Please tell us about the latest achievements of the carrier platform test?
Geng Yansheng: At present, the carrier platform is under construction which About sea trial, and now there is no available information published.
Reporters: U.S. Department of Defense annually submit to Congress on Chinese military power report, recently, China Council for the Promotion of strategic culture in Beijing issued a 2011 U.S. military assessment report (civil) and in 2011 the Japanese military strength evaluation report (civil edition), published on a regular basis beginning this year, the country’s military power report. I ask whether to read the report has to say about? Will release the official version? The second question, recently, the Indian media and Indian officials said the plan proposed in India and China to hold joint military exercises next year, can you confirm? Whether China and India to carry out further military exchanges?
Geng Yansheng: On your first question, some of China’s academic institutions and civil society often on the international issues of speech, published writings, expressed their personal view, this is normal. 2011 U.S. military assessment report recently published by the China Council for the Promotion of strategic culture just mentioned, and in 2011 Japan’s military strength evaluation report, we have seen, here is not to comment on both reports. At present, no official publication of the plan of the assessment report of the U.S. the Japanese force.
On your second question, the Chinese armed forces conduct joint exercises with the Indian side holds a positive attitude about specific projects to be negotiated by the two defense departments. China and India have maintained normal military contacts. Not long ago, the Indian naval vessels to Shanghai, China for a friendly visit.
Reporter: Japanese media recently reported that three Chinese warships to enter the the Okinotorishima reefs in waters near the sea training. The report also said, constantly since May this year, the Chinese navy in the Pacific Ocean offshore training, intended to vigorously develop the offshore large-scale national construction. Do you have any comment?
Geng Yansheng: the relevant remarks of the Japanese media is unfounded. The most recent Chinese naval fleet to go to the training activities conducted by the Western Pacific, we have released a message. It should be emphasized that the waters of the Western Pacific countries enjoy the right to freedom of navigation waters. Chinese naval fleet in the waters within the annual plan of routine training, not for any particular country and the target is in line with international law and international practice.
Reporter: Now, the Philippines, all the official boat have been pulled out of the Huangyan Island, the Department of Defense think this is the end of the confrontation in the Philippines. Confrontation between China and the Philippines, after which strengthen the preparation and measures in the waters of the Huangyan Island?
Geng Yansheng: Huangyan Island situation, asked the Department of State. The Chinese armed forces shouldering the task to defend the national sovereignty and security, territorial integrity and the maintenance of maritime rights and interests. We will be under the unified national plan, and resolutely fulfill the mission of their duties.
Reporter: on the 26th of this month, Liang Guanglie Minister Ma Xiaotian, Deputy Chief of Staff, met with visiting U.S. Pacific Commander Locke Lille, I ask the talks of the specific results and how to comment on the current Sino-US two military relations?
Geng Yansheng: Recently, the U.S. Pacific Commander Locke Lille China visit. During his meeting with the talks, the two sides on the military relations between the two countries and their respective concerns and the candid in-depth exchanges. Both sides agreed that China and the United States share important common interests in safeguarding regional peace and stability, the two armies should further strengthen dialogue and exchanges and cooperation, and jointly contribute to safeguarding peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. China has always attached great importance to developing Sino-US military relations, May based on respect, mutual trust, reciprocal, mutually beneficial “, actively implement the important consensus reached by leaders of the two armies, and promote healthy relations between the two armies, stable, and reliable to before development.
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