A few days ago, a report by Chinese experts denounced that USA has carried out a thousand operations with surveillance planes near the shores of china during 2022. From beijing US military deployment in the South China Sea is said to be at an all-time high, noting that this situation raises the risk of conflict in the region. This is one of the conclusions drawn by Chinese analysts and officials during the Boao Forum for Asia, inaugurated in 2001 and turned into a platform destined to promote the common development in Asia. “The smell of gunpowder in the South China Sea is getting stronger.”Wu Shicun, founding president of the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, said during the lectures.
“American destroyers recently entered the territory of the paracel islands twice in two days, setting a new all-time record,” Wu criticized, according to the South China Morning Post. Wu revealed that the United States has established nine military bases in the region, adding that it aims not only at South China Seabut also the Taiwan Straithe added.
“The United States must address the South China Sea disputes diplomatically,” said Wu Shicun, for whom the decision of the United States to expand its military deployment in the area not only harms regional peace, but also puts the countries of the region in a dilemma in which they have to choose sides, that is, the asian giant or Washington.
The new Chinese Premier Li Qiang He told the forum that China has acted “responsibly” in its role as a great country and has contributed to world peace. For his part, he Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loongnoted that any confrontation between the United States and China will have serious consequences for both countries and for the rest of the world.
The European Union this week accused China of wanting to impose a new alternative global order, in alliance with Putin’s Russia. From Washington it is considered that the United States must continue to be the most powerful nation on Earth if peace is to continue between the US, China and Russia. This was expressed by the president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Army, the General Mark A. Milleywho testified Wednesday to discuss the Department of Defense’s 2024 fiscal year.
Milley asked the authorities for a budget for the fiscal year 2024 of 842,000 million dollars. This amount, he said, will ensure that “the joint force remains the most lethal and capable army in the world.” “There is nothing more expensive than waging war. And preparing for war is also very expensive, but waging war is the most expensive. Preparing for war will deter that war“, said.
For the first time, the United States is facing two major nuclear powers, whose vital national security interests compete with those of Washington. Both Beijing and Moscow have the means to threaten the country’s national security, Milley said. “But war with either is neither inevitable nor imminent.” said the chief of the General Staff, adding that waging a war with Russia and China simultaneously would be very difficult.