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Sohu: Chinese Navy ships hold UN Eastern Front

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China reacted indignantly to publications in the Western press that the Navy of the PRC is “a pile of warships that are often idle.” Western authors appreciated the power of the Chinese Navy, noting that this power could come to naught without a large number of long-range campaigns and related operations.


They decided to answer such statements in the military-thematic section of the Sohu portal. The author of the article writes that in the West "there is a clear underestimation of the naval forces of China." The article says that the Chinese fleet is participating in "a large number of anti-piracy missions that provide safe navigation for thousands of ships: from the Gulf of Aden to the waters of the Pacific Ocean."

At the same time, the situation with piracy in the mentioned waters in Sohu was called the "Eastern Front of the UN."

From Sohu Material:

The Chinese fleet hold the Eastern Front for the United Nations. On this front there is a real war with pirates. In total, China has already dispatched 34 convoy convoys of ships, which became the main one to ensure safe shipping. Each connection consists of three PLA Navy ships, two of which are combat ships. In addition to ships, air support is provided - with the help of a helicopter wing. Helicopters can separately accompany civilian vessels, driving off speedboats of pirate groups.

The author of the article writes that if it were not for the Chinese naval forces operating in the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, then the statistics of attacks by civilian vessels from pirates would continue to grow.

Comment by a Chinese reader on an article in Sohu:

The expulsion of pirate boats is, of course, an important matter. But we would be even more proud if the ships of American aircraft carrier strike groups were driven out.

It’s not entirely clear if the fight against piracy from the Gulf of Aden to the Pacific Ocean is the "Eastern Front of the United Nations," then what is Sohu's understanding of the "Western Front"?
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 24 March 2020 13: 12 New
    +4
    At the same time, the situation with piracy in the mentioned waters in Sohu was called the "Eastern Front of the UN"
    Damn, the Eastern Front doesn’t sound very good, it’s too German.
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 24 March 2020 13: 17 New
      +2
      Attention! yes Well, when they break through, it will already sound in Russian. smile
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 24 March 2020 19: 52 New
        0
        Why are they so inadequately reacting to the opinion of NATO.
        "China Virus", "Paper Tiger" ...
        It would be better not to be indignant, but to laugh at fools.
  2. Svarog
    Svarog 24 March 2020 13: 13 New
    +2
    The author of the article writes that if it were not for the Chinese naval forces operating in the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, then the statistics of attacks by civilian vessels from pirates would continue to grow.

    This, of course, is all because of the pirates .. As the United States around the world is fighting for democracy .. Why not call things by their proper names .. maybe the world would be better ..
    1. Burbulator
      Burbulator 24 March 2020 13: 20 New
      +2
      And what do you call differently, for example, the participation of American AUG in the fight against ISIS in Iraq-Syria ?.
      The Americans and its allies call this the Joint Joint Task Force - Operation Unshakable Determination
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 24 March 2020 15: 14 New
        0
        Quote: Burbulator
        And what do you call differently, for example, the participation of American AUG in the fight against ISIS in Iraq-Syria ?.

        Trying to push the gin they released back into the bottle.
        Weak attempt, because the main task was to control oil.
    2. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 24 March 2020 13: 20 New
      +3
      Indeed, now most of the maneuvers in the fight against pirates and their boats, like whaleboats, motorboats, and PVC boats. winked
  3. Operator
    Operator 24 March 2020 13: 16 New
    -1
    Is it possible to use ship strike groups to fight naked pirates when it’s enough to have one aircraft with shock UAVs for each of the straits?

    Unless you train your sailors for action in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  4. Burbulator
    Burbulator 24 March 2020 13: 22 New
    0
    Fighting pirates. Is that all? With such a strong fleet?
    Important business, Chinese comrades. )
  5. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. 24 March 2020 13: 35 New
    +3
    Modestly and tastefully ...
    Well done Chinese.
    Found a reason to bite "partners" directly for the coronavirus.
    In fact, there are more ships in the seas. Boats dropped out of the calculations.

    Every year, the number of sailboats and sailors in China is increasing.
    Until the mid-1990s, Chinese sailors practically did not depart from the coast. Campaigns lasted, as a rule, no more than a week.
    Then single trips, more recently, on long trips there were a few ships.
    And now it is very similar to the operational connection in the Indian Ocean.

    By the way, I do not advise joking about the western front.
    I guess he will appear soon.
    As soon as the Chinese conquer the Northern Sea Route ...
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 24 March 2020 13: 48 New
      -3
      Quote: Sergey S.
      Found a reason to bite "partners" directly for the coronavirus.

      Phew! This is not hygienic and contagious!
      Eastern Front for the United Nations.

      What does it have to do with
      Quote: Sergey S.
      As soon as the Chinese conquer the Northern Sea Route ...
      ?
      China, after all, is not the UN.
      China masters the national transport highway of Russia?
  6. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 24 March 2020 13: 39 New
    -2
    ... what is the meaning of the author Sohu "Western Front"?

    UN Western Front? Makes you alert ...belay
  7. EnGenius
    EnGenius 24 March 2020 13: 43 New
    0
    The fleet of the far sea zone without military bases in the region can be used only for small operations and is quite vulnerable especially without direct support by aviation and submarines. This was shown by the Russo-Japanese War of 1905 and the operation to release the Falkland Islands. And in recent history, this dependence has intensified even more. So China set up frigates so far only for prestige. That's when they will have four to five aircraft carriers and a sufficient number of nuclear submarines, they will be able to somewhere use their fleet for thousands of kilometers.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 24 March 2020 14: 00 New
      +3
      They have a base there if that.



      Plus, the eastern and part of western Africa are happy to accept Chinese ships - and the Chinese are actively expanding there in cash. In Pakistan, a megaport base is being built by Chinese contractors. What Indians threaten with almost preventive strikes.

      As for the frigates - in 2019 they lowered them as much as 0 (we are waiting for frigate 054B), but 153 tons of combat tonnage were accumulated. 000 destroyers, UDC, DKVD.


      And destroyers, these are destroyers wink .
  8. cniza
    cniza 24 March 2020 13: 46 New
    +1
    It’s not entirely clear if the fight against piracy from the Gulf of Aden to the Pacific Ocean is the "Eastern Front of the United Nations," then what is Sohu's understanding of the "Western Front"?


    All the rest... lol
  9. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 24 March 2020 14: 04 New
    0
    No, the Eastern Front is already occupied. Proto-Ukrainians hold defense there. Come up with a different name.
  10. primaala
    primaala 24 March 2020 15: 25 New
    +1
    The article says that the Chinese fleet is involved in "a large number of anti-piracy missions to ensure safe navigation for thousands of ships, from the Gulf of Aden to the Pacific Ocean."
    =================
    Reading such articles, I came to the conclusion that politics is dirty. Each country tries to "show its" superiority. But in reality ... EVERYONE is trying to covertly, to have superiority over the Russians.
    Over Russia. I sincerely think that Russia has NO friends !!! (except Army and Navy). And no matter how difficult, on any side of the GDP.

    I can write a lot. And "+" and "-" about what is happening in the country, and in the world. I don't think it's necessary. Because I appreciate the opinion of men (reasonable) at times HIGHER. For a month and a half, being on the VO, I modestly tried to "shake it up" (which I consider superfluous), and at the same time I do not regret it. But I understood - "do not believe everything that is written on the fence."
    Thank you for not offending. (I'd better see the melodrama).