Friday, February 26, 2021

China’s Naval Strength Gives It Clout To Negotiate With Asian Governments That Dispute Its Maritime Claims

VOA: China’s Naval Strength Gives It Crucial Clout in Negotiations around Asia 

TAIPEI - China’s increasing naval power, the country having surpassed the United States as the world’s largest maritime force, is giving Beijing crucial sway in negotiations with Asian governments that dispute its claims at sea, experts say. 

The U.S. Defense Department, in its September annual report to Congress on military and security developments involving China, said China’s navy ranks as the world’s biggest in numerical terms. The report calls the People’s Liberation Army Navy an “increasingly modern and flexible force” armed with “modern multi-role combatants.” 

China’s navy has avoided war, a potential battlefield disadvantage, but its size means Chinese leaders can get their way in talks with other Asian countries, analysts in the Asia Pacific region say. 

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Jac said...

That is exactly what the Nazi regime did. As long we let China free of its hand as we did with Hitler we shall have the same problems.

Anonymous said...

Hitler allied with Italy, Japan Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria Serbia, Croatia.

It had a tacit agreement with Spain, Finland and Latvia.

Russia has an agreement Germany. It has one today with China. History repeats itself with a little variation.

The Spanish agreement would have been bigger and become an outright alliance if Germany had won the Battle of Britain.

Further alliances would have been Turkey, Egypt and perhaps India.

The alliance with Iran, Iraq and Syria were stillborn.

China has alliances with Pakistan and Iran. China will have many more alliances including with India depending on what way the wind blows.

Why VP Word Salad and President Harris play footsie with the Ayatollahs is beyond me. We could totally kow-tow and they would never truly be our friend or ally, so why go there?