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Beijing tightened the tone in the island dispute. In the future, will no longer be limited only to defend China. The armed forces should be strengthened – and offensively.
For months, the territorial disputes in the South China Sea swings high, always there will be provocations and minor incidents. The China will obviously not tolerate longer -.
and builds his forces on the high seas from the People’s Republic to see a number of serious threats exposed, the Cabinet said Tuesday in Beijing. In future we will use the Marine for’ protective measures on the high seas’ and no longer only for’ the defense in coastal waters’. The Air Force will not only defensive tasks such as perceive the air defense, but offensively responding.
that’s not all the challenge. The nuclear forces would improve their potential as a deterrent to a nuclear response and to attacks in the medium and long range, the report said. The modernization of the armed forces and their skills at sea was vital to national security and the global interests of the country.
China argues with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei for supremacy in the South China Sea, through the important shipping routes and where large deposits of raw materials are suspected.
It’s about shipping lanes – and mineral resources
The country claimed there to the annoyance of his neighbors about the Spratly Islands. China has begun to win in five places land and build structures where previously were only coral reefs and sandbanks. Accordingly around 800 hectares new country were created In two years. The army started her military installations in order to reaffirm the territorial claims in the area, while the USA demonstratively expand its presence with aircraft and may want to also send ships.
Only last week was an American surveillance aircraft via radio clearly been asked, to leave the area.
the course of Chinese defense stocks rose after the announcement of the Cabinet. Taiwan, meanwhile, suggested an initiative to resolve the dispute. Similar advances for negotiations China had however always rejected in the past. SPIEGEL ONLINE
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