Prepare For "War At Sea" China Defense Minister Warns US.. ready for WW3

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  1. hardip

    hardip Regular Member

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    In the latest escalation of bellicose rhetoric over the
    territorial dispute involving the South China Sea, Chinese
    Defense Minister Chang Wanquan warned of "offshore
    security threats" and urged for a "substantial preparation for a people's war at sea" to safeguard sovereignty, China's
    Xinhua writes .
    The warning comes a day after China launched a massive
    naval drill which is set to prepare China for a " sudden,cruel and short " war.
    Chang was speaking during an inspection of national
    defence work in coastal regions of east China's Zhejiang
    Province. He called for recognition of the seriousness of the national security situation, especially the threat from the sea.
    Chang said the military, police and people should prepare for mobilization to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also asked to promote national defense education among the public.
    This latest escalation in war rhetoric comes amid
    unprecedented tensions over the disputed islands in the
    South China Sea, where Beijing has been building airstrips
    and military installations on reclaimed reefs and islands in
    waters also claimed by a number of other Asian states.
    The US Navy has dispatched warships and military planes
    to the immediate proximity of the disputed islands, claiming it has done so to ensure the principles of freedom of navigation in international waters. Washington has been
    also involved in a number of military drills in the region.
    Beijing has slammed the naval and aerial displays by the US as provocations, and reinforced installation on the islands with anti-ship missile and air-defense complexes.
    Today's unexpected escalation comes hot on the heels of
    another angry response from China, when its nationalistic
    Global China Times newspaper wrote an Op-Ed claiming thatthe "US would suffer more in war with China ", in response to a Rand Corporation report which listed four hypothetical scenarios for a US-China war.
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  3. Sakal Gharelu Ustad

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    did you write it? Else please cite source.
  4. hardip

    hardip Regular Member

    Jul 5, 2015
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    see in the end site..real source
  5. hardip

    hardip Regular Member

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    "Furious China sees U.S.
    missile defense plan for
    South Korea as direct threat"
    U.S. military officials are trying to pacify a
    furious China in the wake of Washington’s plan
    to deploy a battery of advanced missile defense
    systems in South Korea, insisting to angry
    military leaders in Beijing that the weapons
    would be solely targeting ballistic missile threats
    from North Korea and not undercut China’s own
    military deterrent.
    Beijing has denounced the planned deployment
    of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense
    weapon in South Korea and has already
    retaliated in ways large and small, including
    blocking a U.N. Security Council resolution
    condemning a recent North Korean missile test
    and canceling appearances by South Korean “K-
    Pop” music stars.


    “If THAAD is deployed, it will sour [South
    Korea‘s] relations with China and Russia, trigger
    an arms race and damage trade,” the state-
    controlled China Daily newspaper wrote in an
    editorial Thursday. “It will make it difficult for
    the country to seek cooperation from China and
    Russia in denuclearizing the peninsula.”
    Army Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S.
    Forces-Korea, met in Seoul on Thursday with
    Vice Adm. James D. Syring, U.S. Missile
    Defense Agency chief, to discuss the
    deployment. THAAD is expected to arrive in
    South Korea by next year.
    Talking with reporters in South Korea , Adm.
    Syring stressed that the THAAD-based missile
    defense system is integral to curbing North
    Korea’s nuclear ambitions but would not
    undermine China ’s ballistic missile defense
    efforts or pose a legitimate threat to Beijing in
    the region.
    “We don’t defend against China as a threat,” he
    said during a press conference in Seoul shortly
    after meeting with Gen. Brooks.
    But such comments have done little to appease
    Beijing, which says the weapons system is a
    Washington scheme to increase the U.S. military
    presence in the Pacific, posing a direct threat to
    China’s military interests in the region.

    Chinese defense officials have threatened to
    break off cooperation with U.S.-led efforts to
    curb the North’s nuclear and ballistic missile
    programs. Chinese diplomats blocked efforts by
    the U.N. Security Council condemning North
    Korea’s most recent missile tests, refusing to
    approve a council statement on the tests
    without language opposing the planned THAAD
    deployments to South Korea .
    Beijing also has argued that the THAAD
    deployment in South Korea will prompt an
    acceleration of North Korea ’s nuclear weapons
    development program. U.S. Ambassador to the
    U.N. Samantha Power and senior White House
    officials have rejected that assertion.
    Even North Korea has taken notice of the
    growing international pressure on South Korean
    President Park Geun-hye for her decision last
    month to accept the THAAD system, saying
    Seoul has had to “dodge mounting criticism” at
    home and abroad.
    Ms. Park’s government has been “driven into a
    tight corner by the strong criticism and protest
    against the THAAD deployment from not only
    the South Korean public, but also from all
    Koreans and international society,” according to
    a statement by a spokesman for the North’s
    Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the
    Country given to China ’s official Xinhua News
    During the Seoul meeting Thursday, the senior
    U.S. military leaders discussed the THAAD
    deployment as the first step in developing a
    “layered missile defense system” in South Korea
    to deter the “serious nuclear and missile threat
    North Korea poses,” according a command
    “North Korea’s latest missile launches, in
    violation of multiple [United Nations] resolutions
    that ban North Korea from any activity using
    ballistic missile technology,” are clear examples
    of the need for the THAAD system in the region,
    command officials say.
    A recent test shot of North Korea’s latest long-
    range ballistic missile system landed 150 miles
    west of Akita prefecture in northern Japan,
    Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said
    last week.
    The missile shot was the closest Pyongyang’s
    rapidly developing nuclear weapons program
    has come to reaching the Japanese coastline,
    Mr. Nakatani told The Wall Street Journal.
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    airtel Senior Member Senior Member

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