Global Times: China's offshore is not the stage for US military performance.


Global Times: China's offshore is not the stage for US military performance.

Original title: editorial: China's offshore is not the stage for US military unilateralism.

An exclusive CNN report said Wednesday that a number of U.S. Defense Department officials disclosed that the U.S. Pacific Fleet has developed a secret proposal to display force warning China on a global scale.

Reported that the proposal proposed a series of activities by the Pacific Fleet in November to prove that the United States could counter multiple potential opponents on multiple fronts at the same time. The plan also recommended that U.S. ships and aircraft declare freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait, which means that the U.S. military will operate close to Chinese forces. Activity. However, US defense officials also said they had no intention of being involved in the war with China.

The Pentagon and the Pacific Fleet refused to confirm or comment on the report. But CNN says the proposal already has a classified name for an operation that has been circulated at multiple levels within the military.

Will the US Army conduct large-scale provocative activities around the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits? This report of CNN can not be regarded as clear evidence of this trend. However, the report seems to support Washington's judgment that it is adjusting its strategy to China in an all-round way. The frequency and intensity of US aggression against China are likely to increase, which seems to be a high probability event.

Chinese society is gradually adapting psychologically to the strategic adjustment of the United States to China. We believe that the relevant plans and preparations are being made by the government and the military. Therefore, no matter what kind of pressure information is released from the US, China will not be confused. The Chinese are confident that the country will be able to respond to American provocations, even if it is unpleasant.

The Chinese have no objection to the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait, but they all know that Americans are provoking a high-profile declaration that freedom of navigation is aimed at China, and anyone in this position in China will be provoked. The closer the US ships and planes are to the Chinese mainland, the stronger the provocation will be.

The United States must refrain from such provocations, or China's countervailing actions will escalate accordingly. China's stepped-up evacuation of U.S. warplanes will, in turn, create a sense of "provocation" in Washington, and the pressure on China will translate into pressure on the U.S. side or become a common pressure on both sides. This is the price that the United States will pay for upgrading and provocation.

Because of the PLA's strong presence in China's offshore waters and strategic support from onshore military deployments, it is impossible for the US military in China's offshore waters to form a psychological advantage that can be overwhelming elsewhere in the world. It must seriously weigh the steps it can take to make a provocation and judge the possible reaction of the Chinese side, which is certainly very tiring for it.

The more the U.S. Army arches forward, the higher the risk of a fierce response from the PLA, and the closer the confrontation will be. The limit of this situation is tantamount to giving the decision-making power of Sino-US strategic relations and peace in the Asia-Pacific region to specific pilots, ship commanders and even the chief engineer. Peace and stability will become heartbeat wire dance at some time.

If Washington wants to play like this, China has to accompany it, because the United States is forced to come to the door of China to do business. The United States needs to dig out the wording of international law, and we also pick it up, but by common sense, it knows that it does not do well.

The US side needs to be clear that it is impossible for China to build such a big country with long-term provocation. These provocations will continue to stimulate China's awakening of the need to speed up the construction of a strategic counterforce, and China's ability to do so has apparently not been fully mobilized so far. China's military expenditure accounts for less than 1.5% of GDP, while the United States is 4%. In addition, the size of China's strategic nuclear power has a huge gap from that of the United States. And once China moves in these important directions, it is easy to expand the power that really disturbs the United States.

So when we urge the Pentagon to make plans to provoke China on a large scale, think about the opposite pressure the United States will be under. China's offshore is not the stage for US Pacific Fleet to perform unilateralism.


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