Fwd: US War Strategy Towards PRC

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Thu May 3 06:27:22 MDT 2001

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Article Id: CPP20010501000056
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Title: TKP Article on US 'Strategic War' Against

Document Number: FBIS-CHI-2001-0501
Document Type: Daily Report
Document Title: PTS Translated Excerpt for FBIS
Document Region: China, The Americas
Document Date: 01 May 2001
Division: China, Hong Kong & Macao, North America
Subdivision: China, Hong Kong, United States
Sourceline: CPP20010501000056 Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao
(Internet Version-WWW) in
Chinese 01 May 01
AFS Number: CPP20010501000056
Citysource: Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao (Internet
Language: Chinese
Subslug: Article by Shan Min: "Clues Gradually
Emerge on US 'Strategic War'
against China"

[PTS Translated Excerpt for FBIS] When the 1993 incident involving the
ship "Yin He" was fading from memory, the incident of "US bombing of
the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia," which shocked the whole world,
occurred in 1999.  Just when the Chinese people were preparing to
"gauge the mean measure of another with the heart of a gentleman," a
US spy plane collided with and destroyed a Chinese military plane and
irrupted onto China's threshold; after the Chinese Government released
the crew, the United States made false countercharges and issued new
threats, thus laying down the latest hint foreshadowing Sino-US
relations for the next 10 years.  It can be said that the 10 years
from 1990 to 2000 were 10 years of probing, testing, and containment
in US strategy on China, and the clues to the latest US security
strategy regarding China are now gradually emerging.

A "Strategic War" against China

As the strategic turning point in China strategy, 1989, the year when
the Soviet Union broke up and the cold war ended [as received],
completely changed the status of US global strategy:

Its powerful opponent collapsed overnight, and the United States,
which was in the most favorable situation, very quickly started to
change its China policy from "soft" to "pushing for change." US
policymakers believed that the domino effect of the dramatic changes
in the world situation would immediately embroil China.  Thus the US
security strategy on China emerged in 1990, drawn up by the CIA in
coordination with the National Security Agency, and approved by the
Federal Government.  Of more than 10 strategic principles, the US
authorities determined on measures for subverting China in various
fields of social life including the political, economic, diplomatic,
military, trade, cultural, and educational fields.

Beginning in 1990, the CIA again played the role of launching secret
war, as it had against many countries around the world in preceding
decades.  Everything was thrown into the kitty including splitting
China's forces through financial assistance and training [as
received], spreading lies to demonize China, and interfering in the
affairs of nongovernmental organizations, to attain its anti-China
goals and carry out espionage against China in a big way.  The US
military also played a part in this scenario; relying on their
powerful military machine they did all they could, from threats to the
use of force, to break through all the boundaries on "not touching
China" since the Vietnam war.  Beginning with the forcible boarding of
the "Yin He" and trampling on China's territory and sovereignty, they
engaged in scores of military risks to test China's strategic will and
weaken an intimidated Chinese government's internal and external
influence as much as possible.  With the all-round coordination of US
diplomatic, economic and trade, cultural, educational, and media
circles, an all-round act was launched.

This plane collision incident was the inevitable consequence of their
speeding up the pace of "strategic war" against China.

How Far Will the US Hegemonist Anti-China Strategy Go

The first 10 years, concluded by the bombing of the Chinese embassy in
Yugoslavia, are over.  At the opening of the second 10 years, however,
the irruption of a US spy plane into a Chinese airfield pushes US
strategic war action into the stage of reconnaisance by firing ahead
of schedule.  In that case, on what psychology in this "strategic war"
launched by the United States based?  What is the ambition?  How far
will it go?  What will the steps be?

There is both soft and hard warfare; in particular, since the arrival
of the information age, war will suddenly change into many forms.  The
US security strategy on China and its strategic war activities
represent a "sub-war" situation in which both hard and soft methods
are applied.  [passage omitted]

>From 1889 to 1989, of the great powers which engaged in confrontation
with the United States -- Britain [as received], Spain, Germany,
Japan, the Soviet Union, and China -- only China inflicted strategic
losses on the United States, and these losses were caused by the PRC
in which the Chinese nation awoke, a new ideology was established, and
hundreds of millions of people were united.  The special "strategic
relationship" between China and the United States was only seen in the
200 or so years of American history, and this heavy historical reality
turned into the cause and result of a "super-hegemonist" strategy
toward China [sentence as received].  China's geography, population,
history, and nature are the true sources of US strategy on China.
Specifically, the spearhead of US strategy is not just directed at
China's socialist hue, since it is hostile toward a large eastern
country with cohesion and its independent cultural traditions.
[passage omitted] At present certain Americans already term China's
national cohesion as "nationalism" and regard it as the target for
strategic disintegration; they see the Chinese nation's self-respect,
self-strength, and demand for equality, forged over 200 years of
humiliation to foreigners, as the greatest obstacle to realizing their
China strategy.

In the 10 years starting in 1990 and continuing through the next 10
years, in 20 years of strategic operations, the US Government has
already made and will continue to make comprehensive use of the
strategy of "win without fighting" and "win through fighting" in a
planned, premeditated, and measured way to speed up political,
economic, and cultural evolution in China, and achieve at an early
date its strategic goals of uprooting communist ideology, weakening
Chinese national consciousness, and splitting the PRC setup.

Unscrupulous Risks in Strategy on China

The United States is a playground for risk-takers.  [passage omitted]

In the 10 years beginning in 2001, based on their yearning for an
American century, extreme rightwing American politicians, tycoons, the
military industrial complex, the media, and its ideological wildness
will wallow together in the mire, and unscrupulously stir up the
"theory of the China threat"; in coordination with a psychological
offensive, they will carry out a new "physical offensive." In the
west, their NATO will continue to expand eastward and institute its
"new strategy"; in the east, following the "new US defense
guidelines," the United States will step up TMD deployment and
strengthen its military alliances, and the possibility of it
establishing an "eastern NATO" cannot be ruled out.  From the US
performance after the plane collision incident, one can assert that
this coincidence amid inevitability will be the start of intensified
US military risks against China.  Since the focus of US military
strategy is shifting from Europe to Asia, the US military will
redeploy its Atlantic military forces, step up military aircraft and
warship activities, expand the scope and frequency of incursion-style
reconnaisance against China, and step up its activities in advance
military probing and resorting to force.  Although well-intentioned
Chinese are truly keen on "running their own affairs well," in the
face of the long-plotted US conspiracy in the east and the "sub-war"
which simultaneously uses hard and soft methods, the best thing is to
remember the assertion of China's well-known strategist Mr.  Li Jijun:
"America's boundaries are as far as its power can reach!"

Conspiracies take no notice of good intentions!

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