Tuesday, June 6, 2023

US “military web” around China

“The United States entertains public opinion and Exaggerating Chinese balloon threat fuels Western media And seeing UFOs everywhere to avoid the chemical train derailment in Ohio, his campaign to destroy the Nord Stream pipeline, and his aggressive move to expand his military force around China.”

A senior Beijing Foreign Ministry official expressed this view on Wednesday. He is an experienced diplomat who has made a career in Latin America. He says he is very fed up, what is there for him, It is a circus that Washington has set up around the crisis between the two world superpowers.The latest, triggered by an alleged Chinese spy balloon that crossed the US and was shot down by US forces off the coast of South Carolina on February 4.

“I will not go into whether it was an aircraft equipped with an advanced surveillance system or not (China still officially says it was a weather analysis device). But the violation of US airspace was an accident. deviated from. Due to meteorological factors which is not dependent on anyone. That’s why China apologized. But what I don’t understand is what is done to see the sky so much these days. We all Have spied on each other in many ways. By air, sea and land. That has always been normal and we didn’t make it public,” defends the Chinese official.

Spokesman Wang Wenbin said this during the daily press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. American balloons had flown in its airspace more than 10 times without permission From May 2022. Wang said his country would take action against “US entities that undermine Chinese sovereignty” in response to the six Chinese companies that “US high-altitude balloons have flown over areas in Xinjiang, Tibet and other provinces”. Washington added it to its blacklist a few days ago because of its alleged links to Beijing’s surveillance balloon program.

Both the official discourse, as well as the one launched by the Chinese diplomat mentioned at the outset, requesting anonymity, is similar to the narrative being told these days by regime-controlled media outlets. “US mobilizes allies to join mad chorus of China threat,” read an editorial headline in one of the loudest propaganda channels, the daily. Global Times,

“America’s balloon paranoia deepened as it shot down three more unidentified flying objects and mobilized its allies, including Japan, South Korea and NATO, to spin the narrative of the threat from China. But the longer this propaganda goes on, the more shameful will be the conclusion of this staged farce.“, the editorial continued.

Those in Beijing insist that Washington is trying to divert attention from really important issues. And, above all, those in charge of the Asian giant seem concerned that not enough is being said about the “military web” they believe the United States is weaving around China.

In January, the US Marines opened a new base in Guam, their first in 70 years on the western Pacific island, that will house 5,000 Marines tasked with detecting and combating threats in the region. Not far away, in Australia, they welcome Washington’s plan to deploy more military assets on their soil.

earlier this month, The United States signed an extension of its defense agreement with the Philippines to allow US troops access to four more bases in this Southeast Asian country, something that would facilitate greater surveillance of Beijing’s movements in the disputed South China Sea, especially around Taiwan.

The US military can now operate out of a total of nine bases in the Philippines, positioning it in a critical position in case Beijing attacks Taiwan and Washington decides to launch itself to defend the autonomous island that China considers a Considers a separate province. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin personally signed that latest defense deal in Manila.

Prior to traveling to the Philippines, Austin was in Seoul to discuss increased US military and nuclear support. A few weeks ago, faced with a continuing threat from North Korea, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said he may ask its ally the United States to deploy strategic nuclear weapons on its territory., The comments came at the same time that Washington plans to spread naval units to Japan’s Okinawa islands by 2026, equipping them with missiles and lighter equipment to “deter China’s armed forces”.

Japan already hosts 18,000 US Marines, the largest concentration outside the United States. The vast majority of these units are based on the main island of Okinawa, part of a chain that stretches about 100 kilometers from Taiwan along the shores of the East China Sea, where rumors emerge every few weeks that this year there will be Have a visit from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican Kevin McCarthy.

His predecessor, Nancy Pelosi, had already traveled to the autonomous island last summer. a stimulus that For Beijing, crossed a red line And so it unleashed its fury around Taiwan with an unprecedented simulation of aggression. From the other world power, he warned, the response to McCarthy’s visit to Taipei could be more “tremendous”.

One of the planes that has boarded has been the chief of Chinese diplomacy, Wang Yi, director of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, Beijing’s most powerful tool in foreign policy. Wang began a European tour that would take her to France, Italy, Hungary and Russia, where she is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin.

He also participated in the Munich Security Conference. There he held a meeting Saturday night with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who two weeks ago canceled a scheduled visit to Beijing because of the Chinese spy balloon crisis. shocks have disappointed thaw between the two world superpowers that President Xi Jinping and Joe Biden discussed last November during their meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Bali.

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