China and several ASEAN countries launched “Peace and Friendship-2023” joint military exercises in Zhanjiang, Guangdong on November 13. The next day, an agency affiliated with the US Congress released an annual report saying that China’s foreign military exchanges had weakened relations between China and China. The United States and its allies and ledPeople’s Liberation Army“Stolen” from the United States.
The “Peace and Friendship” joint military exercises began with war games between China and Malaysia in 2014, Voice of America (VOA) reported today. In 2018, it spread from China and Malaysia to China, Malaysia and Thailand. This year, it expanded to 6 countries, the largest number of participating countries.
Moreover, China has recently continued to strengthenSoutheast AsiaJoint military exercises between countries, particularly United States ally Thailand, which has signed the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty.
From July to September this year, China and Thailand held “Assault-2023” joint army training, “Eagle Strike-2023” air force joint training, and “Blue Assault-2023” naval joint training.
The U.S. Congressional-affiliated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) issued a report this year saying that as China pays more attention to strengthening military ties with foreign partners, it will open up opportunities for the People’s Liberation Army. Can. Gather intelligence, observe tactics, technology, and practice combat skills.
Grant Newsham, a former US Marine Corps colonel and senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, a Washington think tank, said that as far as the People’s Liberation Army is concerned, it knows as much about the opponent (the United States) as The more he knows. There can be a war with, the more useful it is.
He said the joint military exercises also provide opportunities for the People’s Liberation Army to engage in espionage activities and collect confidential information. He cited as an example that the People’s Liberation Army participated in the Rim of the Pacific military exercises (RIMPAC) in 2014 and 2016 and gained access to the voiceprint signatures of participating ships and submarines from inside Pearl Harbor.
Nuxia explained that this will help the People’s Liberation Army to identify these ships and submarines through sound and close them for destruction.
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission report also noted that China is trying to use military interactions with foreign countries to weaken US influence and partnerships.
usaDepartment of DefenseThe report, to be submitted to Congress in 2022, said countering US influence is one of China’s goals in its foreign defense relations in the Indo-Pacific region.
However, the Defense Department report quoted Philip Saunders, director of the Center for China Military Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, as saying that China has used its foreign military ties to try to weaken US alliances and now Limited results have been achieved.
For example, the Philippines, another ally that has signed a treaty with the United States, has recently categorically refused joint military exercises with China. Philippine Chief of Staff Romeo Browder also said: “The proposal for joint military exercises between China and Africa is unlikely to be implemented unless China stops it. ‘This is coercive and dangerous tactics.’ ‘
Nevertheless, Newark nevertheless suggested that the United States should keep its military exercises and contacts with several Southeast Asian countries to the smallest and most cautious scale, and bring any technology, equipment, and expertise desired by China. Or should not be displayed.
“Once you start working with the People’s Liberation Army, there are some good ways to keep yourself safe,” he said. price.”
“Don’t think you can set up ‘controls and barriers,’ but stay away from the People’s Liberation Army,” Nuxia said.
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