Golez: China's plan to wreck "US-Japan Alliance, the Most Powerful Enemy of China’s Plan to Invade the Asia-Pacific"
I quote from this article:
1. "China’s Long-Term Naval Strategy
The Philippines is one of the targets: "As it schemes for control of the Asia-Pacific sea lanes, Beijing operates under its “Proactive Defense Strategy for Chinese Coastal Waters,” which was formulated in the mid-1980s. The operations to penetrate Okinawa, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, and elsewhere from within their respective domestic politics are being carried out based upon the unmistakable global strategy of the CCP.
"The CCP government controls a mainly continental nation-state with an army-centric military. Since Deng Xiaoping’s promotion of reform and opening in the late 1970s, however, the Chinese have become aware of the importance of defending the sea lanes used in part for overseas trade. Under People’s Liberation Army General Liu Huaqing, commander of the PLA Navy from 1982 to 1988, the Chinese military strengthened both its navy and its missile units.
"It shifted from the previous policy of coastal defense to one of a more developed military prowess directed at China’s coastal waters and beyond, into the open sea.
2. China target is to break out of the First Island Chain: "Under the “Proactive Defense Strategy for Chinese Coastal Waters,” the Chinese built up a navy powerful enough to control the waters from the Chinese littoral out to the “first island chain.” This term refers to an imaginary line running from the Ryukyu Islands of Japan through Taiwan and down to the Philippines.
Then go eastward to the Second Island Chain: "After controlling out to the first island chain, the PLA Navy would then seek to expand its control eastward to the “second island chain,” another imaginary line running from the Kurile Islands along Japan and down to the Marianas and Caroline Islands.
3. Target to equal the US NAVY by 2049: "By 2049—100 years after the founding of the government of the People’s Republic of China—the PLA Navy would have a deep-water fleet with aircraft carriers and state-of-the-art weaponry equal to those possessed by the US Navy."
4. "The Real Conflict: PRC and USA
"The most powerful enemies confronting China’s plan to invade the Asia-Pacific are the United States and the US-Japan alliance.
Propaganda is to promote anti US presence in Asia. This is obvious in the Philippines: "It is for this reason that the PRC is coordinating anti-US base movements throughout Asia—including on Okinawa. China’s goal is to eliminate the entire American military presence throughout Asia.
"Over the past eight years, the Obama administration made deep cuts in the US military intelligence budget. This hampered the ability of American forces to collect and analyze intelligence on Chinese operations in the CCP’s ongoing fight against US bases in the region. This neglect provided material support to Chinese espionage and subversion activities.
5. Use of Chinese expats, again also obvious in the Philippines. "In May of 2015, I visited Saipan, which is a territory of the US. I was surprised to find that there is a sizable Chinese presence there. There are Chinese restaurants all along the main streets of Saipan, and many of the people working in the Chinese businesses are migrant workers from Fujian province on the Chinese mainland.
"In my conversations with people inside the Saipan territorial government, I found that a massive influx of Chinese tourists was greatly contributing to the local economy, but that those affiliated with the US military bases on Saipan were very much concerned by this.
"There are gigantic military supply vessels anchored off the coast of Saipan. These warships are for bringing weapons, ammunition, and fuel to the US military forces in Japan in the event of an outbreak of hostilities.
"In other words, Saipan is a key strategic point for allowing the US forces based in Japan to wage a protracted war, and this same Saipan is being steadily swallowed up by China." https://t.co/OKT7tMYCmA