Communist China gets important Military capabilities from Russia

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Original Post Date: 2005-07-19  Posted By: Jan

From the News Archives of: WWW.AfricanCrisis.Org
Date & Time Posted: 7/19/2005
Communist China gets important Military capabilities from Russia

Communist China gets important Military capabilities from Russia

From the News Archives of: WWW.AfricanCrisis.Org

Date & Time Posted: 7/19/2005

Communist China gets important Military capabilities from Russia

[It has been obvious for quite some time now that Russia and China are working together very closely. Russia is helping to arm China in a myriad of ways. The Chinese economy is growing at a very rapid pace. Together, Russia and China will present a serious threat to the world in the years to come – along with their Muslim Terrorist friends. Jan]

WASHINGTON – China is gaining important new military capabilities from Russia and other countries, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday, arguing that a European arms embargo against the Chinese should be kept in place.

Some members of the European Union, including France, have sought an end to the embargo, which was imposed after the Chinese military crushed student protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

A new U.S. assessment of China’s military power “clearly points up the reason that the president and the United States government have been urging the EU to not lift the arms embargo on the People’s Republic of China,” Rumsfeld told reporters.

At the White House, President Bush said at a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister John Howard that the United States has a relationship with China that is “very important and very vibrant. It’s a good relationship, but it’s a complex relationship.”

Bush said the United States and Australia “can work together to reinforce the need for China to accept certain values as universal: the value of minority rights, the value of freedom for people to speak, the value of freedom of religion ” the same values we share.”

Also, the president said, Australia can press on China the need to be an active regional player, for instance by exerting its influence on North Korea to end its drive to become a nuclear power.

The new assessment of China’s military, the latest in an annual series required by Congress, will be made public late Tuesday, Rumsfeld said. He called it a straightforward account prepared by the Pentagon in close coordination with the CIA, the State Department and the White House’s National Security Council.

“As I see it, China is on a path where they are determined to increase their economy, the opportunities for their people, and to enter the world community,” Rumsfeld said, adding that the Chinese have been doing “a number of things to leave the world with the impression that they are a good place for investment.”

At the same time China has rapidly increased spending on defense. Its annual military budget, estimated last year by the Pentagon at between $50 billion and $70 billion, is dwarfed by the Pentagon’s $400 billion-plus budget.

China needs to be more open, politically as well as economically, Rumsfeld said, in order to be seen internationally as a more welcome partner.

“To the extent the political system does not (open up), it will inhibit the growth of their economy and ultimately the growth of their military capabilities,” he said.

Rumsfeld had previewed major conclusions of the report on China’s military power when he spoke at an international conference in Singapore on June 4. He said then that it would conclude that China’s defense spending is much higher than Chinese officials have reported publicly and that China is expanding its missile forces, “allowing it to reach targets in many areas of the world.”

China is one of the few major countries that Rumsfeld has not visited during his 4 1/2 years as Bush’s defense chief.

The potential for military confrontation is periodically highlighted by tensions over Taiwan, the island that split from the mainland in 1949 after the communist revolution. China claims Taiwan as part of its territory and has threatened to invade if the self-governing island declares formal independence or puts off talks on unification.

Most recently, a Chinese general said Beijing might respond with nuclear weapons if the United States attacked China in a conflict over Taiwan.

Offering what he called his personal view, Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu, a dean at China’s National Defense University, said July 15 that if the Americans “draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition into the target zone on China’s territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons.”

Asked to respond, Rumsfeld told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday that he preferred to wait to see “to what extent his remarks do or do not reflect the views of his government.” The State Department has called Zhu’s comments irresponsible.

Source: Yahoo News