Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

“Carrier-Killer” Missile/Cold War Mentality-V

In 1996, when Washington dispatched two aircraft carriers including the USS Nimitz through the Taiwan Strait, Beijing decided to develop its “Carrier-Killer” missile – DF-21D. In 2010, news of the Chinese “Carrier-Killer” has been the top headline in both academia and with governmental officials including Admiral Robert Willard, the US navy’s commander the Pacific. “When China carries out an exercise on its own territory there is a lot of attention, but when the United Sates comes all the way across the Pacific for exercises with its allies, no one speaks about it in the same way. There is a cold war mentality still (Guardian 6 January 2011),” stated by Chinese ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming. Probably, the right-wing think tanks and commentators have tried to pressure President Obama to deal with Beijing in order to keep its defense industry growth.

Source: Regarding this issue in details, see an article in Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/08/06/chinese-carrier-killer-missile-game-changer-expert-says/ (access date:  2 March 2011).

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