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October 04, 2009

U.S. Base Makes Chinese Nervous

U.S. base makes Chinese nervous


China is becoming concerned by the increased presence of the United States in Afghanistan and is complaining about the U.S. lease renewal at the Manas Air Base in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, suggesting that these activities are part of an overall containment effort against China, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

The complaint comes at the same time Chinese officials have expressed alarm over what they view as a growing alliance between the U.S. and India, which they perceive as designed to alter the Asian strategic balance in what Beijing always has regarded as its sphere of influence.

According to security analysts, the Chinese perceive the recent efforts by the U.S. in Central and South Asia as intended to force the Chinese to move troops away from the East where Beijing thinks the U.S. wants to increase its presence.

While this could lessen pressure somewhat on Taiwan, the analysts add that it forces Beijing to move more troops to the west where it also is encountering increased unrest with its Muslim Uighurs in its province of Xinjiang.

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The Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao, a Chinese government-owned newspaper, claims the U.S. was seeking to “achieve its blockade of Russia in the north, deterrence of China in the east, suppression of Iran in the south, control of petroleum energy resources, anti-terror, and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, firmly occupy Afghanistan politically, resources-wise, and militarily and gradually control Central Asia comprehensively and then proceed to control the Eurasian continent and serve the protection of its world hegemony."

Ta Kung Pao, like other official government newspapers, is closely associated with the Communist Party of China, Beijing's supreme political authority, with control over all state apparatuses as well as the legislative process.

In commenting on the recent renewal of the lease at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan just outside of the capital, Bishkek, Ta Kung Pao regarded continued U.S. presence there as a military threat.

"The deployment of a modern military force toward China's weakest western region enables U.S. military power to point straight at our northwestern borders for the first time against the Cold War, contain the momentum of China's power from pressing onward from the eastern region into the East Pacific, form a situation that allows the cutoff at any time of the energy lifeline in the Central Asian region on which China depends most, and also turn China's original great strategic rear into a new strategic front," Ta Kung Pao said. "Therefore, it can be said that Manas poses a direct military threat to our Xinjiang and western region."

Wild Thing's comment.......

U.S. base makes Chinese nervous

It's supposed to, duh

Pacific bases such as Anderson AFB in Guam must also give the Chi-com's pause.

The Chi-com's have gone out of their way to be as menacing as possible to India, and the Indians don’t much care for that. However, an alliance (foreseen by George W. Bush) between India and a Republican led United States effectively halts Chi-com's hegemony.

While the US Navy is more than aware that the PLAN can match it numerically with submarines, and has some effective anti-ship missiles, the USN has some terribly effective tricks up its sleeves.

But on the ground, the Chi-com's have one major advantage over the US—the ability to enlist vast numbers of soldiers. However, this one advantage is countered by India, which can do the same. This means that the Chi-com's cannot be too glib about starting any land war.

....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at October 4, 2009 05:48 AM


How could China be concerned? They own most of our debt and manufacture the majority of the good we purchase.

Posted by: BobF at October 4, 2009 09:29 AM

China gets concerned by a lot of things. That is normal for a communist ruled country. Their primary concern I am sure is their own population. Many Chinese are getting the taste of capitalism and they may soon want to let loose the yoke of communism.

Posted by: TomR at October 4, 2009 01:21 PM

Hell the idiot gave Russia the former eastern block countries, it's only fair that Obama give the Chinese those bases near their borders, that way both Russia and China can supply Iran and Pakistan with impunity. Just look at how paranoid the Norks are as is Obama's good buddy Chavez. I overnighted at Anderson in June of '69 with a plane load of Marines and Soldiers on R&R, our 707 lost an engine over the 'trench', seems that the AP's didn't like what the Gunny was singing to the local ladies while playing his ukelele so they put us all under house arrest in a big old hangar, they did give us access to the airmen's bar to quiet the dissent after rounding up all the strays in Agana, they were glad to see us leave the next day.

Posted by: Jack at October 4, 2009 02:19 PM

"But on the ground, the Chi-com's have one major advantage over the US—the ability to enlist vast numbers of soldiers"

The chinese however don't have the budget/logistics to arm and deploy their forces the way the we can ours. So we can project enough ground force and influence in other countries to hold them at bay and make them hesitate. But you're quite right; we'd have a hell of a time fighting off 3 million troops and their ability for vast conscription.

I do believe President Bush might have been starting to do to china what we did to the USSR during the cold war. But that's only an observation.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at October 4, 2009 05:07 PM