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By taking part in military exercises in the Yellow Sea with its ally South Korea, is the United States 'deliberately provoking' China's people and the People's Liberation Army? According to this strongly-worded article by Chinese Major Genral Luo Yuan from the state-controlled Global Times, America needs to learn respect for the feelings of people in other nations, and if it goes ahead with its plans, it's going to pay a hard price.


By Luo Yuan*


August 9, 2010

A U.S. Defense Department spokesman confirmed to Xinhua on Friday that the U.S. will send the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to participate in a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise in the Yellow sea.


Before the Chinese government had taken a strong stand against such U.S. activity, perhaps the U.S. could have pretended not know the likely reaction and stuck to its position that its exercise with South Korea was just over the Cheonan issue. Yet now, after the Chinese government has expressed grave concern, the United States remains hard set on going its own way. This is a deliberate provocation.


The United States should not believe that it can easily handle any issue with its many aircraft carriers. There is something more powerful than aircraft carriers, and that is popular support. No one can go against public opinion.(to be continued)

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Post time 2010-8-11 16:46:48 |Display all floors
With popular support, China, although it currently has no aircraft carriers, will certainly get them one day. Without aircraft carriers but offering popular support, the Chinese people aren't scared of aircraft carriers. Once popular support is lost, no amount of powerful weapons will allow a country have its way forever.


Just imagine the feelings of China's people, who believed U.S. President Obama when he said that, "the U.S. does not seek to contain China," or Secretary of State Clinton when she claimed," we are in the same boat," as a U.S. aircraft carrier bursts into the Yellow Sea.


How can America expect China to offer its help if the U.S. obstructs it this way? Imagine what the consequences will be if China's largest debtor nation challenges its leading creditor?


Imagine how the United States would feel if China showed the same ignorance of American interests and security as the U.S. is doing toward China? Imagine how Washington would feel if Beijing took part in military exercises with America's neighbors or competitors in nearby areas or sensitive regions? Don't do unto others what you would not have them do unto you. The United States should think twice about this maneuver. Once a U.S. aircraft carrier sails into the Yellow Sea, the greatest damage to Sino-U.S. relations will be in the area of popular support, which is the basis of international relations.


Accustomed to going their own way without concern for the reaction of others, perhaps some Americans don't care about Chinese public opinion. If so, bring it on: the Chinese people will stand up against all comers.

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Post time 2010-8-11 16:47:28 |Display all floors
To raise its combat effectiveness in times of war, the People's Liberation Army learns war from wartime. In times of peace, it learns war from practice. For this purpose, the PLA needs a reference point. If the U.S. aircraft carrier comes into the Yellow Sea uninvited, the U.S. will provide China with such a reference point and an opportunity of training its forces.


Still stuck in a Cold War mind set, some Americans have tried everything possible to contain China's rise. Now with this maneuver, they are trying to threaten the Chinese people and test China's bottom line.


They should know that China's rise is the general trend, and no weapons can halt it. China is the world's largest market, so offending it means losing, at least in part - market share. Will ordinary Americans allow that sort of thing to happen? Without American support, how will Obama be elected to a second term?


Even in difficult times, China has never bowed to the powerful. What's more, China will soon become the world's second largest economy, so it's will certainly not compromise on this issue.


The entry of a U.S. aircraft carrier into the Yellow Sea will only reveal its technologies, tactics and offer China a close-up opportunity to research aircraft carriers.


The Chinese people cherish peace, and aren't prone to hostility toward any country. But neither will they allow any other country to be hostile toward China or turn a deaf ear to its opposition. A country should be dignified - and so should an army.

America always advertises itself as the most democratic country. Now China should help the United States learn a lesson in democracy. It is time for the U.S. to learn to respect others, listen to public opinion in other nations, and resolve problems with debate, not military measures.


*Luo Yuan is a major general and deputy secretary general of the PLA Academy of Military Sciences.

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Post time 2010-8-11 17:06:35 |Display all floors
We are peace-loving people, but we are not scared of way. History has proven it.

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Post time 2010-8-11 17:10:51 |Display all floors
Stop whining and just hold some drills outside the 12 miles zone arround Hawaii......#sigh#
Patria est ubicunque bene/Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit

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Post time 2010-8-12 12:44:02 |Display all floors
Originally posted by vivian0102 at 2010-8-11 00:46
By taking part in military exercises in the Yellow Sea with its ally South Korea, is the United States 'deliberately provoking' China's people and the People's Liberation Army? According to this st ...


Bravo, Vivian!  I hope you are a Vivian because not many Chinese-Vivian's now a days would take the kinds of a deep pride in themselves and/or their kind as you do anymore... We (as in China) is not all lost after all... Yes, there is hope for the Chinese-race... Eat your heart out Zhang ZY and Maggie what's her name...

[ Last edited by edisonone at 2010-8-11 08:45 PM ]
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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Post time 2010-8-12 12:49:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-8-11 01:10
Stop whining and just hold some drills outside the 12 miles zone arround Hawaii......#sigh#


we were going to do a missile exercise (a df) off of the coast of Hawaii but yoiu guys started b8tchin' about it... '90's I think. Remember? The Americans were furious of course... I wonder if they know we get furious too sometimes???

[ Last edited by edisonone at 2010-8-11 08:50 PM ]
Putin's a killer. This was the claim made by Fox News journalist; Bill O'Reilly during his recent interview with Donald Trump. Trump's reply came in the form of a simple question. What, you think our country's so innocent?

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