The United States and Australia have been denounced by the Chinese military on Wednesday for upgrading their military ties. China warned that such moves would errode trust and could push a feeling of Cold War era antagonism.
The Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng warned about the mid-November plan disclosed by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and US president Barack Obama.
China has expressed that they see the development of military alliances as a product of history and an expression of the Cold War mentality. Furthermore, China expressed that it was not keeping with the tide of the era of peace cooperation and development, and will not enhance mutual trust and cooperation between nations in the region and ultimately could harm the interests of all concerned.
China hoped that all parties concerned would do everything to benefit the peace process and stability of the Asia-Pacific region and not the opposite. A Chinese spokesman indicated that China was not shunning the Obama administration and that talks would be taking place in Beijing in a weeks time to express concerns between China and the United States.
President Obama earlier in the month expressed to Asia-Pacific leaders that the United States was here to stay. He announced plans to set up the de facto military base in north Australia.
China has expressed that Australia and the USA should be focusing on cooperation with them and believed that this relationship forming between the two nations was an aim of sacrificing other’s security for the sake of their own security.
Chinese President Hu Jintao made it abundantly clear he does not want to repeat the troubles that hurt China’s ties with the Obama administration during the first period of 2011.