外文标题：China’s military white paper plays down dispute with India
BEIJING: China’s military has issued a white paper blaming the US for causing tension in the Asia-Pacific region and naming Japan as a troublemaker. But the paper plays down the country’s troubled relationship with India over boundary claims. It also reveals details of China’s enormous military structure, with some of the information being released for the first time.
The report issued by the People’s Liberation Army on Tuesday complained about “neighbouring countries” complicating and exacerbating tensions. Especially targeted were China’s sea neighbours, including Japan, which the report accused of “making trouble over the Diaoyu islands”.
“China still faces multiple and complicated security threats and challenges,” said the white paper on ‘The Diversified Employment of China’s Armed Forces’.
There is little discussion about India in the paper and even joint exercises conducted between the military of the two countries have not been discussed in any detail. Military exchanges with China’s neighbours such as Vietnam, South Korea and Pakistan are specifically mentioned.
“Some countries are strengthening their Asia-Pacific military alliances, expanding military presence in the region, and frequently making the situation there tenser,” the paper said without taking any names. The obvious reference was to the expansion of US presence in the seas near South Korea, Vietnam and Japan.
Replying to a question about the US presence in Asia-Pacific, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Yang Yujun told a press conference: “Certain efforts made to highlight a military agenda and enhance military deployment and also strengthen military alliances in the region are not in line with the common interest.” Such actions “were not conducive to upholding peace and stability in the region”, he said.
About China’s military structure, the paper said the army had 850,000 officers, while the navy and air force had a strength of 235,000 and 398,000. The air force has 398,000 officers and an air command in seven military areas, while the navy commands three fleets: the Beihai, the Donghai and the Nanhai. China’s defence budget rose by 11.2% in 2012, exceeding $100 billion.
The white paper mentioned the role of China’s second artillery force, which contains its nuclear and conventional missile forces. The force is crucial to China’s “strategic deterrence” and is “primarily responsible for deterring other countries from using nuclear weapons against China, and carrying out nuclear counterattacks and precision strikes with conventional missiles”, the paper said.
Wajid (Abudhabi, UAE)
Very Diplomatic Country…..
China supporting North Korea indirectly….since both nations have similar agenda………..Next Russia coming in picture along with them………..
KC and Jojo (USA)
Here is one simple fact about the Chinese. They will say anything to give you hope and prevent you from standing up for yourself. But they will never do anything to change their plans for you.
Always understand the words that are unsaid. The only country who has the ‘soft’ power(cultural/traditional) in the world and ‘hard’ (military/diplomatic) power in indian subcontinent and south east asia is India. That is the very reason China doesn’t comment on India. They don’t want to show their strategy. Make no mistake Indians are divided across language, religion barriers, true. But when an enemy is at the gate we will stand together. That is our strength.
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Hosang Vandriwala (India)
We are already feeling the adverse economic consequences of China’s actions- and we all know that someday China will force the unification of India’s Arunachal Pradesh.(N.E. REgion) with the People’s Republic of China. China is back on the World scene with the goal of being the largest economy on Planet. Coupled with this growing economic power is the deep and long held desire to become the strongest military power in Asia. China’s best known weapon is ambiguity. A thriving culture of secrecy beffudles political adversaries like India leaving them to wonder whether neighbouring China is a friend or an enemy country. India cannot match the military and economic might of China and its interests will best be served by joining the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul-Canberra military alliance. The fore most goal in India’s long term strategy is to work out a military deal with the United States (on the lines of the nuclear deal) as a shield against china’s military adventure and also to strengthen its economic power in the region.
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China the naughty (The World)
The USA is innocent. China is the Octopus who juggles the nations for her secret purposes. The USA chases China all around the world to stop China from plundering all of the world. Mao spoke of his 200 million soldiers. Where did he get this number? It was his calculation that it would take this many to take the world.
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Jose (Manila) replies to China the naughty
I think Mao got the idea of the 200 million soldiers from that evil book , the bible. As much as we wish to disbelieve, the bible is an evil book. This book is very discriminating and extremely divisive. I really really hate Mao for believing in this evil book.
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Ram (New Delhi) replies to Jose
Forget the Bible, Gita or Koran, Communists dont beleive in religions. Dont bring religions for the sake of saying…
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ricky spankler (us) replies to Jose
liar. you know NOTHING of the Grace of God. you know not of what you speak so don’t speak on it.
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Ashok (Lucknow) replies to ricky spankler
So, don’t speak of it….typical authoritarian religion. Shutting people up do not make your religion a benevolent.
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Nadarajah (Delhi) replies to Jose
Communist doctrine, as much as it criticizes religion are derived in the Christian environment and ideology. If analyzed closely, is it basically share a lot of ideology and doctrines from Christianity. I am not surprise Mao’s thinking have many shared Christian ideology which he may or may not know. For example, Communism in China must be indoctrinated or otherwise must be reeducated or punished. Christianity shared that, disbelievers are condemned to hell regardless whether the person is good or bad. Christianity is an authoritarian religion if you look into its original doctrines and it is translated into the same in Communism.
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ricky spankler (us) replies to Nadarajah
liar.or ridiculously ignorant. Communism is anti Christ. where do you get this blasphemy ? you sound a fool on all levels. God hater.
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Bihar (Bangalore) replies to Nadarajah
Hey, look at the bright side… those who have a lot of hate ideologies will eventually fight among themselves. If the Chicom do share the same hate/discriminating ideology as the Western Christians, then they eliminate each other. Then we have nothing to worry about except for Muslims( another authoritarian religion with a hate book)
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sparkyshields (usa) replies to Nadarajah
you have NO idea of what you speak when you talk of the Grace of God. stop spreading your lies.
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Harnaik (Mumbai) replies to sparkyshields
Your god is a dictator. Stop spreading your hypocrisy.
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Siloo Kapadia (Singapore)
Don’t trust China for a moment. Right now they are embroiled in territorial disputes with Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines, NOT TO SPEAK OF their illegal occupation of Tibet, Uigher and Singkiang AND Inner Mongolia. They study THE ART OF WAR (a book) very carefully. In that book it states that if you cannot win a war, you don’t start one. Same thing here. China CANNOT win on all fronts, But deekras, don’t you worry. When they are ready and able they will once again cause trouble. Their goal is to control ALL of Asia and dominate the world. To this end, India needs to form close military and economic alliances with other nations such as those mentioned above. We also need to develop our own military technology, and make India a great place to live so that our brightest will do more than dream about immigrating abroad.
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Madhava M. Kotian (Bangalore, India)
Why would China talk about India when it is occupying large tracts of Indian territory and Tiber without a murmer form India. It is pleased with india’s timidity. and so keep talking endlessly without solving substantive issues. We are happy they are happy.
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William J. Leitold (new york city)
Pakistan may be India’s greatest short and intermediate term threat, but China is the long-term enemy.
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KC and Jojo (USA) replies to William J. Leitold
Pakistan is clearly meant to divide India’s armed forces along two battlefronts. Just like North Korea’s purpose is to do that to the US’s.
Thomas (Washington, DC)
China has made a colossal mistake. Its neither Japan nor the USA nor Vietnam or South Korea that is a threat to it. Its own so called all weather pal, Pakistan that is the greatest threat to its security and well being. Thanks to Pakistan’s obsession with terrorism, China is finding itself in a flux of all round threats on its Xinjiang and other Muslim regions bordering Pakistan which never tires of pumping in terrorists into China while all the while pretending to be unaware of the same. China would do well to make a special white paper on Pakistan and confirm to the world its actual threat and despair as the same is with the whole world.
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ChinaFTW (Shanghai) replies to Thomas
Hello? Do you know who funds the Xinjiang terrorists? It’s the US congress under NED. The Uighur terrorists then use that money to get weapons training in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The US released Al Qaeda trained Xinjiang terrorists from Gitmo a few years ago because Western “human rights activists” want them to go back and terrorize China. Heck the whole Taliban Al Qaeda terrorist threat to the world was created by the US during Soviet Afghanistan war. The US is actively funding Al Qaeda terrorists in Syria as we speak today.
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Kshitij (India) replies to ChinaFTW
This is what you get when you have friends like Pakistan
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I hope India – China have a good relationship. This is important for the entire region, but for this to happen their back stabbing through Pakistan must stop.
Andrew (US) replies to Thomas
Make no sense. US is the greatest threat to most countries.
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John (USA) replies to Andrew
The greatest threat to everyone is not the U.S., China, India, or Russia, nor the terrorists. It’s the day when oil and water running out on this planet. What we’re doing now is getting in position to control natural resources. Watch documentary video “Collapse” from National Geographic
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Brown American replies to Andrew
You are a senseless idiot and so it makes no sense explaining to you. Even a yet to be born kid will tell u that Pakistan is the biggest and only threat to all countries and mankind as a whole
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Indian (Bangalore) replies to Brown American
If you Americans know all about Pakistan then why your govt. is funding these terrorists.
Harris (Chicago) replies to Indian
We are aware of the same and are not so pally with them like before for we are aware of their nuisance capability. That aid money is only to ensure that their economy which is in a shambles does not collapse nd wither away. As it is a failed nation so further mess means they are doomed for ever.
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Jack (Chicago) replies to Thomas
Seriously? China and Pakistan never had any ties, what are you even talking about? Terrorism involves more with Western cultures and is continuing to do so today.
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Professor STFU (Los Angeles) replies to Jack
You have an interesting interpretation of “never had any ties.” And by interesting, I mean wrong. Can’t imagine a more wrong statement.
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Thomas replies to Jack
I can only pity your ignorance and your lack of touch with ground reality. Even a kid knows that Pakistan is the world’s most famous terrorist producing nation and the hub of terrorism
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Sweet Child Paki (Sub-Asia) replies to Thomas
Paki is a sweet child manipulated by China to be the enemy. Sweet child Paki is not alone in the world in being manipulated by China.
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takaki ichikawa (Tokyo) replies to Thomas
My friend, it’s the CIA that funds these terrorist groups from behind the scenes, so that the elites can make fortunes by selling weapons to the fearful nations. 9-11 was an inside job.
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