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New US defense policy challenges trust (2)

By  Li Lianxing, Ma Liyao and Tan Yingzi  (China Daily)

10:21, January 07, 2012

"Why does the US want to shift its focus to Asia-Pacific as the region has been the most peaceful area compared with other areas which saw conflicts and wars in the last three decades?" asked Xu Hui, professor with Beijing-based National Defense University.

The US military faces $450 billion in budget cuts through 2021, including about $261 billion through 2017, part of the administration's effort to put the US fiscal house in order.

But "budget reductions will not come at the expense of this critical region", Obama said at the news conference.

After the war in Iraq came to an end last month and as the US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan, Obama said the nation can now meet the new challenges, especially from the Asia-Pacific region.

"Our military will be leaner, but the world must know: The United States is going to maintain our military superiority with armed forces that are agile, flexible and ready for the full range of contingencies and threats," Obama said.

In the document, the US listed China as one of the countries that will continue to pursue asymmetric means to counter America's power projection capabilities.

Although the Chinese government did not comment on the US review on Friday, the country had said earlier that it welcomes the US playing a positive role in the region, but it opposes Washington's involvement in disputes in the South China Sea.

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Huaren at 2012-01-08220.255.2.*
The US Defence policy aims to prepare for war with China. It will be stupid and irresponsible of the PLA not to be ready to be prepared to win this ínevitable" war. The USA does not plan to repay all the money borrowed from China. They will look for any excuse to start trouble leading to war. As westeners like to say "to be fore warned is to be fore armed". Show the world that we, Chinese have risen and not to be taken as "sick men of Asia" ever again.
PD User at 2012-01-08120.18.237.*
It is just incomprehensible if the US chose to treat China as a threat from enemy. The only plausible answer to that is the US deliberately chooses to go mad, is ready to have a smash-up and escape the debt. The US is deep in debt and relies on printing money to go by every day. It desperately tries to maintain its national credibility in the world community by hook or by crook. Shoring up military credentials is the easiest way to maintain credibility by coercing nations around the world. The US has printed too much money. Once the credibility is lost to creditors, all US dollar notes will go home like a flood and the land of the US will be carved up to compensate domestic creditors and international creditors. Working against China will be the deadly mistake the US can ever make. Given the atrocity the US has committed worldwide in the name of democracy and human rights in the past 30 years, there will be many nations who can’t wait to finish the exhaustive US after its confrontation with China. Mexico will be the first one to do that.
Sam Teng at 2012-01-08175.136.180.*
Washington fears China"s rise will affect its economy and security in many ways and it worries about the strategic intention of China"s military buildup, according to the review. Such is the mentality of Washington towards Beijing all along. They do not trust China and so why should China trust them? It has been far too often and far too long that China image had been smeared by the US and its Allies. Such tactics are to create fear among the countries around China. China should be 100% prepared for all eventualities. The Chinese people had been bullied and humiliated in the past and it is time the Chinese government with the help of all Chinese people of course, start to salvage some pride for the Chinese people. China do not need to be arrogant or aggressive, but it just need to be humble, firm and transparent in order to win the support of the neighboring countries.
Dennis Anner at 2012-01-0765.211.97.*
The world have changed the last 50 years. At one time The US had to shared its influence on the world stage with the Soviet Union, but now China is the emerging power in the world. Yes is true that China has its influence in the China sea but the worlds sea lane are free to anyone . We cant understimate Chinas rises to power and to its people but at the same time we cant undrstimate The American will to freedom and the human spirit. The Pacific Ocean will always be there .....but power is limited to whoever used in a bad way. Dont evaluated the fall of the Us as gift to China, both nation will need each other in the next 100 years or so.
helen at 2012-01-07203.82.92.*
US Global Tyranny is now 101% targeted and focused on China and the Chinese people. When China did not have the atomic bombs, China was not afraid of the United States. Such "Paper Tigers"!. What more now when China has increasingly more and more nuclear weapons and advanced missile delivery systems. The modernisation of the PLA, especially its 2nd Artillery Corps, inter alia, must now be even more expedited.Seize the Hour! Seize the Day!And on the economic front, the United States is now 101% bent on undermining and sabotaging China economic development and co-operation with other sovereign nations.Opportune time to take steps to dismount the "Riding the Weimar US$ Tiger" and diversify trade and business away from the United States. The new leadership in 2012 in China will have to remove all Qing type leadership display and get on with the job of further improving the welfare of the Chinese people and the rapid modernisation of the PLA. China will triumph over the vile and evil schemes of the United States!The Chinese People Have Stood Up!

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