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Chinese Military Lists Japan and North Korea Nuclear Tests On List of Biggest Security Challenges

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Via Adam Cathcart comes this list of the Chinese military’s top 10 security challenges:

 In this regard, PLA Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), combs out the 10 hot spots of international security news in 2013:

1. The destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, currently in progress;

2. Crisis of various countries’ trust in the U.S., triggered by the “PRISM” incident;

3. Resumed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks;

4. Ice-breaking dialogues for the Iranian nuclear issue;

5. Egypt’s Second Revolution;

6. Three nuclear weapon tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK);

7. Rampant terrorism;

8. Japan’s sharp turn to the right;

9. Civil wars in Mali and Central African Republic;

10. The U.S., Russia and Europe’s efforts to win over Ukraine in the name of assistance.  [China Military Online]


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  • Baek, In-je
    4:07 am on December 27th, 2013 1

    Can we label this under horse blinders diplomacy?

  • Glans
    5:08 am on December 27th, 2013 2

    The Chinese military also says, ” … the general situation of the world is trending towards peace while regional conflicts still go on.” I hope they’re right.

  • Baek, In-je
    5:53 am on December 27th, 2013 3

    But they are hoping this will turn around, of course.

  • Bob
    7:14 am on December 28th, 2013 4

    Mmm, nothing about China claiming maritime territory which clearly doesn’t belong to them?

  • Glans
    11:33 am on December 28th, 2013 5

    Bob, that issue didn’t make their top ten, but if you click the link, you learn their thoughts about it:

    Coveting for territories not belonging to their owns, Japan and Philippines continue their bickers against China, the former is seeking chances to expand its military power and challenge the post-war order while hyping up the so-called “China threat”, and the latter is touting to “fight to the last man” while scattering slanderous leaflets against China irrespective of international etiquette in the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM).

  • ChickenHead
    12:51 pm on December 28th, 2013 6

    Isn’t there a Glans Plan for this?

    1. China stays out.
    2. Japan stays out.
    3. Philippines stays out.
    4. Glans bores everyone to the point that suicide on lonely rocks in the middle of the ocean begins to look more and more attractive.

  • Glans
    1:54 pm on December 28th, 2013 7

    Head, my plan for territorial disputes with China is simple: China concedes them all.

  • ChickenHead
    2:04 pm on December 28th, 2013 8

    The Glans Plan

    1. China concedes them all
    2. Glans bores everyone to the point that they don’t care if China gets the rocks, the Philippines gets the rocks, or they sink into the ocean on their own.

  • Glans
    2:23 pm on December 28th, 2013 9

    It’s not just the rocks, Head. It’s the EEZ. And the owner of the EEZ doesn’t get to exclude foreign military.

  • johnnyboy
    2:31 pm on December 28th, 2013 10



    My thoughts exactly.

    I believe China is 3 steps ahead of everyone.

    Although educated guesses on economics are still just guesses, China is undoubtedly lining things up for when our already declining influence reaches the point when they can overtake the U.S. for the number one spot at the table.

    These land conflicts are just one piece of the puzzle. As the roles get closer to reversing, more and more brazen intimidation and calculated political bullying can be expected. I apologize if anyone already conveyed this message in a previous thread.


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