Page 1 of 6 123456 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 85

Thread: China tells navy to prepare for combat

  1. #1
    Contributor
    Join Date
    14 Apr 09
    Posts
    728

    China tells navy to prepare for combat

    For your reading pleasure...


    China tells navy to prepare for combat
    Robert Saiget
    December 7, 2011

    China tells navy to prepare for combat

    (AFP) Chinese President Hu Jintao has urged the country's navy to prepare for military combat and advance naval modernisation as part of efforts to safeguard world peace.

    The navy should "accelerate its transformation and modernisation in a sturdy way, and make extended preparations for military combat in order to make greater contributions to safeguard national security and world peace", Hu said in a speech on Tuesday that comes amid US and regional concerns over China's naval ambitions.

    According to a statement on the government's website, Hu was speaking to the nation's powerful Central Military Commission at a meeting in Beijing focused on military armament and the latest developments in the navy.

    "Our work must closely encircle the main theme of national defence and military building," Hu said, according to the statement.

    In a translation of Hu's comments, the official Xinhua news agency quoted the president as saying China's navy should "make extended preparations for warfare", strengthening the term "junshi douzheng" that can be also translated as "military combat" or "military struggle".

    Hu's comments come after China said late last month it would conduct naval exercises in the Pacific Ocean, following a major diplomatic campaign by President Barack Obama to assert the United States as a Pacific power.

    The defence ministry said the exercises did not target any particular country, but the announcement comes against a background of growing tensions over maritime disputes in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao last month also warned against interference by "external forces" in regional territorial disputes including in the South China Sea, a strategic and resource-rich area where several nations have overlapping claims.

    China claims all of the maritime area, as does Taiwan, while four South-East Asian countries declare ownership of parts of it, with Vietnam and the Philippines accusing Chinese forces of increasing aggression there.

    On Wednesday, US undersecretary of defence Michelle Flournoy is slated to hold military-to-military talks with her Chinese counterparts in Beijing, China announced last week.

    China's People's Liberation Army, the largest military in the world, is primarily a land force, but its navy is playing an increasingly important role as Beijing grows more assertive about its territorial claims.

    Earlier this year, the Pentagon warned that Beijing was increasingly focused on its naval power and had invested in high-tech weaponry that would extend its reach in the Pacific and beyond.

    China's first aircraft carrier began its second sea trial last week after undergoing refurbishments and testing, the government said.

    The 300-metre ship, a refitted former Soviet carrier, underwent five days of trials in August that sparked international concern about China's widening naval reach.

    Beijing only confirmed this year that it was revamping the old Soviet ship and has repeatedly insisted that the carrier poses no threat to its neighbours and will be used mainly for training and research purposes.

    But the August sea trials were met with concern from regional powers including Japan and the United States, which called on Beijing to explain why it needs an aircraft carrier.

    China, which publicly announced around 50 separate naval exercises in the seas off its coast over the past two years, usually after the event, says its military is only focused on defending the country's territory.
    .
    .
    .

  2. #2
    Contributor mustavaris's Avatar
    Join Date
    09 Dec 09
    Location
    Northern Finland
    Posts
    317
    People´s Liberation Army prepares for some liberation business it seems. Surprise, surprise..

  3. #3
    Senior Contributor Mihais's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Apr 08
    Location
    Transylvania
    Posts
    5,131
    As the proverb said:baby,let's rock
    Those who know don't speak
    He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. Luke 22:36

  4. #4
    Contributor ace16807's Avatar
    Join Date
    01 Jan 08
    Posts
    729
    Quote Originally Posted by mustavaris View Post
    People´s Liberation Army prepares for some liberation business it seems. Surprise, surprise..
    The rhetoric expressed in this announcement isn't a deviation from what they have traditionally advocated. The PRC and thus by extension the PLA has made it quite clear that strategic objectives currently are and will be in the future, primarily defensive. The aggressiveness that may come through is generally a product over territorial disputes as we see in the South China Sea. However, from the PRC's point of view, they have a rightful claim to these disputed territory. Plus, the announcement that the PLAN should increase its combat capabilities in my opinion falls well within the PLA's announced modernization plan and the idea of wei-she.

    I.E, nothing new.

  5. #5
    Senior Contributor Mihais's Avatar
    Join Date
    15 Apr 08
    Location
    Transylvania
    Posts
    5,131
    Nope,but given the context(crisis,Iran) it looks to the masses like WW3 is coming next week.
    Those who know don't speak
    He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. Luke 22:36

  6. #6
    Official Thread Jacker Senior Contributor gunnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    27 Jan 06
    Location
    DPRK, Demokratik People's Republik of Kalifornia
    Posts
    23,796
    Of course he has to tell the military to prepare for combat. That's what the military does during peace time. I would be more surprised if Hu tells the PLAN to NOT get ready for combat.
    "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

  7. #7
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    the China Navy patrols the gulf of Aden under a UN mandate. it faces "combat" on a regular basis.
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

  8. #8
    Senior Contributor chakos's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Apr 08
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    1,294
    On a somewhat related note, what's the Chinese industries ability to ramp up production of major fleet assets to a war effort level. In other words, if it really wanted to and put the money and resources in place what's the rate it could pump out ships like the type54a or the type52c as well as carriers once it puts it's mind on a standardized mass production design?
    The best part of repentance is the sin

  9. #9
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    It is somewhat of a loaded question -- building and staffing the low tech LST is relatively easy, but not so on high tech boats such as FFG and DDGs.

    the production of Type 054A has been standardized with two yards (one in Shanghui, the other in Guangzhou) . The 052C program, on the other hand, is running at a much slower rate in only one yard. the China Navy's SSN program is also running into delays -- can't use the same civilian standards to measure warship productions.




    China Is Now The World's Largest Shipbuilder
    ANOTHER RECORD:
    Gus Lubin|January 20, 2011|
    1,442|4




    (China Military Power Mashup*|*China Powerful Military News, images and videos information )

    The Chinese overtook South Korea as the world's largest shipbuilder in 2010, according to statistics released today.

    Last year Chinese shipyards finished 65.6 million deadweight tons, an increase of 54.6 percent year over year.

    Obviously shipbuilding represents a higher order of manufacturing than toys and sneakers. But China is beating all comers here, along with steel production, high speed rail and green tech.

    Read more: China Is Now The World's Largest Shipbuilder - Business Insider
    Last edited by xinhui; 12 Dec 11, at 00:45.
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

  10. #10
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    On a related note.

    Type 054A number 12 (number 14, if The two lead Type054 boats are included) launched in Shanghui yesterday. The third Type 071 LPD is behind
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

  11. #11
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    The 13th Type 054A launched this morning in guangzhou
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

  12. #12
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    Here is an updated China Navy orbat.
    The four Type 052C DDG under construction will be divided into two SQDs -- DDG150 and 151 to 3rd DDG SQD, East Sea Fleet, DDG 172 and 173 will be assigned to 2nd DDG SQD East Sea Fleet.
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

  13. #13
    Contributor Tomluter's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Apr 06
    Location
    ChongQing China
    Posts
    616
    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    Of course he has to tell the military to prepare for combat. That's what the military does during peace time. I would be more surprised if Hu tells the PLAN to NOT get ready for combat.
    There was a rumor in army---Once,A Russia military deputation had visited China's military camp, They had left a comment about Chinese army after they left: Chinese soldiers are the life-types soldiers, Chinese officers are the management-types officers, little value to combat.

    PLA has been in the peace time for a long time. They just let themselves relax in their short 2-year "obligatory" service period , The officers just think about that those kids don't make any trouble to them.

    The senior have always said those to them last several years.

  14. #14
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    Quote Originally Posted by xinhui View Post
    On a related note.

    Type 054A number 12 (number 14, if The two lead Type054 boats are included) launched in Shanghui yesterday. The third Type 071 LPD is behind
    fast forward one month, same spot, Shanghai
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

  15. #15
    Defense Moderator
    Defense Professional
    Lei Feng Protege
    xinhui's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 May 06
    Posts
    7,980
    Quote Originally Posted by xinhui View Post
    The 13th Type 054A launched this morning in guangzhou
    Fast forward, same spot, guangzhou, another Type 054A
    “the misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all” -- Joan Robinson

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. China's navy now has more warships than the U.S. Navy
    By Oldmike in forum Naval Warfare
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: 15 Oct 10,, 22:43
  2. "Prepare to fight China"
    By outcast in forum East Asia and the Pacific
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 10 Oct 09,, 19:57
  3. India's Navy Vs. China's Navy
    By Kontakt Era in forum Naval Warfare
    Replies: 208
    Last Post: 10 Nov 08,, 04:13
  4. China tells Olympic boss to stay out of politics
    By troung in forum International Economy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12 Apr 08,, 23:57
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03 Aug 07,, 13:35

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •