U.S. Refusal to Send Warships to China Navy Festival

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U.S. Refusal to Send Warships to China Navy Festival

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The original title: In the afternoon of April 25, 2019, the Ministry of National Defense held a regular press conference. Ren Guoqiang, deputy director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of National Defense and spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, answered questions from reporters. Sun Zhiying Photograph < p > Ren Guoqiang: Friends of journalists, welcome to attend the regular press conference of the Ministry of Defense this month. First of all, I have two messages that need to be released on my own initiative.

According to the consensus reached between China and Russia, the navies of China and Russia will hold a joint military exercise code-named "Maritime Joint-2019" in the sea and airspace near Qingdao, Shandong Province, China from April 29 to May 4. The topic of this joint maritime exercise is "Joint Maritime Defense Action". China and Russia have dispatched 2 submarines, 13 surface vessels, 7 fixed-wing aircraft, 4 helicopters and 80 Marines to perform the exercises. The exercises are divided into three stages: preparation for joint operations, implementation of joint maritime operations and conclusion. The joint exercise aims to consolidate and develop Russia's comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, deepen friendly and pragmatic cooperation between the two armies, and enhance the ability of the navies of the two countries to jointly respond to threats to maritime security. The exercises were not aimed at third parties. Under the strategic guidance of Chairman Xi and President Putin, the military relations between China and Russia have continued to operate at a high level, constantly enriching the new era and security connotations of the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between the two countries, and continuously providing positive energy for maintaining world peace and regional stability. This year, the two armies will continue to promote exchanges and cooperation in various fields and deepen cooperation in high-level exchanges, practical training and international military competitions. The second message of

is approved by the Central Military Commission. From April 30 to May 5, a fleet of missile destroyers, Haikou Ships and Huangshan Ships, a missile frigate, will berth in Hong Kong. During this period, the formation will conduct joint training with the Hong Kong troops, and the Haikou and Huangshan ships will also hold open activities. The PLA naval vessel berthing in Hong Kong is a planned operation organized on the way back to Hong Kong after the 70th anniversary of the Navy's founding. It will demonstrate to Hong Kong compatriots the achievements of the People's Navy's 70-year construction and development and the PLA's determination and ability to firmly safeguard Hong Kong's peace and prosperity. Journalist

: Recently, the multinational naval activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy were held in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. Could you give us an overview of this event?

Ren Guoqiang: April 23 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy. Over the past 70 years, the People's Navy has been pioneering in hardship, growing up in battle, developing in innovation, making important contributions to safeguarding national maritime security and making active efforts to safeguard international maritime order. I would like to extend my festive greetings and high respect to my fellow Navy soldiers.

This multinational Navy activity has a rich agenda and bright spots. On the 23rd, Chinese President Xi Jinping collectively met with the heads of naval delegations of various countries and put forward a major initiative of "building a community of marine destiny". This is the development and enrichment of the important ideas of the community of human destiny. It is a Chinese plan for protecting maritime peace, building maritime order and promoting marine prosperity. It conforms to the trend of the times, the interests of all countries and the naval missions of all countries. This multinational naval activity is bound to be recorded in the annals of history because of the important initiative to build the "Community of Marine Destiny". We hope that the navies of all countries will persist in peaceful cooperation, mutual learning and mutual benefit, accelerate the construction of the marine fate community, and make positive contributions to the promotion of the construction of the human fate community.

记者:在这次海上检阅中,国产新型万吨级驱逐舰南昌舰首次以现役军舰身份对外展示,我记得101这个舷号曾经是给鞍山舰使用的,现在为什么又给南昌舰使用? Some critics say that this is the watershed between the two naval ages. If the old 101 Anshan ship opened the "initial version" of the Chinese navy, the new 101 Nanchang ship opened the "2.0 version" era of the Chinese navy. What's your comment on this?

Ren Guoqiang: Thank you for your concern for the Chinese Navy. Two generations of 101 warships epitomize the historic achievements of the development of the People's Navy. On the 23rd, the multinational naval activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy were held smoothly. The 10,000-ton domestic destroyer officially appeared in the naval reading activities, which attracted wide attention from the media and the public. It is understood that the first ship of the 055 missile destroyer, Nanchang Ship, has completed construction and most of the sea trial work, and will soon join the People's Navy sequence.

On the afternoon of April 25, the Ministry of Defense held a regular press conference. Ren Guoqiang, deputy director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of Defense and spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, answered questions from reporters. Sun Zhiying Photographer < p > Reporter: According to media reports, on April 21, the Ministry of Defense of China hosted a reception for a delegation of 100 young officers from African countries and the African Union. This is a rare occasion of defense and security exchanges between China and Africa in recent years. Please give us some information.

Ren Guoqiang: China-Africa defense security cooperation has a long history. President Xi pointed out at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation last year that youth are the hope of China-Africa relations. To implement President Xi's important initiative on strengthening youth exchanges between China and Africa, the Ministry of Defense of China invited the first group of 100 young African officers to visit China, and received positive responses from the armies of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria. From 21 to 27 April, during the delegation's visit to China, the delegation visited military units such as the Bayi Flight Performance Team and the Academy of Armed Police Special Police to listen to special military lectures and conduct in-depth discussions and exchanges. It will also examine the economic and social development of China's high-tech enterprises. This is a pragmatic measure to inherit China-Africa traditional friendship and promote the upgrading of China-Africa military relations in the new era. It is of positive significance for building a closer China-Africa destiny community. Journalist

: According to Vietnamese media reports, the recent video celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Navy published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Defense contains the content of the Sino-Vietnamese naval war. Please confirm and comment.

Ren Guoqiang: I need to know more about the situation you mentioned, but one thing is for sure. The videos on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy reflect the development of the Chinese Navy construction, not for any country. At present, the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Vietnam has maintained a healthy and stable momentum of development, and the two armies have maintained good communication and close contacts. Vietnam's naval commander and fleet have just participated in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Navy in Qingdao, demonstrating the positive attitude of the two sides to carry out mutually beneficial exchanges and cooperation and jointly safeguard maritime peace and tranquility. We are willing to make joint efforts with Vietnam to push China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level in accordance with the "Sixteen-Character Policy" and the "Four Good" spirit. Journalist

: Japanese Defense Minister Iwata said at a press conference on 23 that he hoped to visit China as soon as possible and hold talks with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe. It is understood that Iwata considered visiting China in early May, but gave up because of lack of eyebrows in coordinating work. At the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Navy just held, Japan dispatched the destroyer Cool Moon to participate in the international naval parade. This is the second visit of Japanese warships to China after seven and a half years. What's your comment on this?

Ren Guoqiang: Sino-Japanese exchanges and cooperation in the field of defense are an important part of bilateral relations. At present, Sino-Japanese relations are back on track of normal development. As you said, Japan dispatched the destroyer Cool Moon to participate in the multi-national naval activities organized by China. The delegation of young and middle-aged Japanese officers is visiting China. The Naval Engineering University of the Chinese People's Liberation Army recently went to Japan to attend the 22nd Asia-Pacific Naval University Seminar. The defense departments of the two countries also held a consultation meeting of expert groups on direct air-sea liaison mechanism. We are willing to work with Japan to implement the consensus of the leaders of the two countries, strengthen exchanges and communication between defense departments, properly control differences, enhance security and mutual trust, create favorable conditions for the new development of Sino-Japanese relations in the new historical period, and contribute to the maintenance of regional peace and development. Journalist

: According to US media reports, the US side refused to send warships to participate in the 70th anniversary multinational naval activities of the Chinese Navy held in Qingdao on 23 January, for fear that China would take this opportunity to "upgrade its international status". What's your comment on this?

Ren Guoqiang: The theme of this multinational naval event organized by the Chinese army is to build a community of maritime destiny. It advocates working with the navies of all countries in the world to protect maritime peace, build maritime order and promote marine prosperity, reflecting the spirit of openness, tolerance and win-win cooperation. This multinational naval activity has received extensive response and active support from the international community. More than 60 countries sent naval delegations to participate in multinational naval activities, covering most naval countries on five continents. We believe that this event will further deepen the mutual trust and friendship between the Chinese Navy and its counterparts in the world. Journalist

: According to German media reports, the German Federal Defense Force medical service force will hold a large-scale joint exercise with the same type of Chinese officers and soldiers in Germany for the first time from July 3 to 17 this year. The speaker is invited to give an introduction.

Ren Guoqiang: In recent years, the military relations between China and Germany have developed well, and pragmatic cooperation in such areas as joint exercises has been steadily promoted. The Chinese and German armies will hold the second joint health service drill this year. The two sides are maintaining close communication on the related issues of the joint drill, and relevant information will be released in due course.

On the afternoon of April 25, the Ministry of Defense held a regular press conference. Ren Guoqiang, deputy director of the Information Bureau of the Ministry of Defense and spokesman of the Ministry of Defense, answered questions from reporters. Reporter Sun Zhiying:

It is reported that China and ASEAN countries will hold joint military exercises in the near future. Can you confirm it?

Ren Guoqiang: According to the consensus reached by China and relevant countries, China-Southeast Asian countries "Maritime Joint Exhibition-2019" was held in Qingdao and its southeastern sea and airspace from April 24 to 26. With the background of jointly safeguarding maritime safety and jointly responding to the threat of piracy and emergency medical rescue at sea as the subject, the joint drill mainly includes eight items: departure of the formation, formation communication, formation movement, pre-examination and arrest, joint search and rescue, transshipment and rescue of wounded, transfer of personnel, formation and sub-navigation. The joint show is divided into two stages: the port stage from 24 to 25 April and the sea stage from 26 April. China dispatched five surface vessels and seven surface vessels from Southeast Asian countries.

This joint show will help to enhance mutual understanding and trust among the participants, deepen maritime defense security cooperation and contribute to maintaining regional peace and stability. Journalist

: According to media reports, a number of senior US military officers have recently criticized China and the Chinese army. Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Senate, said at a Senate Military Committee hearing that Sino-Russian space investment is changing the international security situation, and the United States needs to take action to respond. U.S. Air Force Secretary Wilson said at the hearing that the United States is facing an increasing threat in the field of space and that measures need to be taken to deter possible space wars between China and Russia. Davidson, commander of the US Indo-Pacific headquarters, recently said that China's "militarization" of the South China Sea is worrying, not only has an impact on the economy, but also reflects China's deep-seated intention to reshape the international order. Davidson also said that the military budget for fiscal year 2020 did not provide "immediate and necessary resources" for the Indo-Pacific region, and asked Congress to approve more budgets to deal with the "China threat". I'd like to ask you if you have any questions about this.