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Chinese expert appreciates the influence of Washington’s new strategy on relations with Beijing

The new US defense strategy in the short term will not have a significant impact on bilateral relations with China, leads RIA News opinion of the Chinese military expert Song Xiaojun.

The new American defense strategy, published on Friday, says that long-term strategic rivalry with the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China is a fundamental priority for the Pentagon, requiring a steady increase in investment. According to the head of the Pentagon, it is the rivalry of the great powers, and not the fight against terrorism, that will be in the center of attention of the USA in accordance with the new document.

In terms of public opinion, the new US strategy may cause a certain war of words, in practice, the effect of this strategy (on the Chinese-American attitude) in the short term will be small, because the restoration of US military training takes time. However, whether the country's parliament will approve the 700 billion-dollar military budget is still a matter of
said Xiaojun agency.

In his opinion, the new US defense strategy may exacerbate instability factors in the region.

Such a strategy may exacerbate the factors of instability in the region and the struggle between various forces, the expert said.

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who promulgated the document, believes that the defense capability of the American forces has decreased due to the fight against terrorism and cuts in funding, while in recent years Russia has been increasing its military power at a relatively rapid pace. This is the main background of this document. At the same time, there is a fierce inter-party struggle for funding in the United States, which may affect the further restoration of the army’s combat readiness, and the publication of the report the day before the government’s closure was a kind of internal signal
added on.

Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the published "US National Defense Strategy" "reflects the mentality of the Cold War and deliberately distorts the facts about China's diplomatic and defense policy." In turn, the PLA believes that the American document "is replete with false and absurd judgments that reflect the thinking of the Cold War."
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 January 2018 14: 28
    Americans, solving their internal problems, called the spirits of the Cold War. If this leads to an allied treaty between Russia and China, the US will simply have "nothing to catch." laughing
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 23 January 2018 14: 46
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      If this leads to an allied treaty between Russia and China, the US will simply have “nothing to catch

      Yes, whether there will be such an agreement what Striped bones will fall to upset such a contract. They understand that it is similar to death. hi
      1. Fkjydjckfrgh
        Fkjydjckfrgh 24 January 2018 09: 59
        Striped bones will fall
        Option suits.
  2. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 23 January 2018 14: 29
    in the USA there is a fierce inter-party struggle for financing,
    such a piece, then God himself ordered to fight for a cut
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 23 January 2018 14: 39
    I do not advise the Chinese to NEVER believe the United States! Otherwise, for China it will end abominably!
  4. Nemesis
    Nemesis 23 January 2018 15: 54
    The fact that the USA in the territorial dispute between Japan and China supports Japan no longer makes the USA a friend of China and China does not expect anything good from the USA, just like Russia, because the USA supports Japan’s territorial claims to the Kuril Islands of the Russian Federation
    MIKHAN 23 January 2018 17: 08
    The United States is now at a loss, slept through Russia, the DPRK .. Well, China rushing stepping on the heels of the United States ..
    And it doesn’t work out in any way, but here they are also driving the Yankees out of Syria and BV .. hehe
    We will still avenge the collapse of the USSR and blood shed in the Donbass! soldier
  6. taiga2018
    taiga2018 23 January 2018 18: 13
    the main thing for us is not to slide into an arms race, on the principle of "you are a rocket and we are two," but to be taken in quality, and of course to be open in terms of information ... yes, and it would be desirable to gradually get rid of dollar dependence, because this is the main "product" usa, and here it is as if without China ...
    APASUS 23 January 2018 19: 19
    For all the straightforward US strategy, we are the main enemy in it. The fact is that China is the main partner for the United States and is more likely a competitor than the enemy.