In response to the training, Ren Guoqiang, spokesman of the Ministry of national defense, said at a regular press conference in May that according to the annual test plan, the Chinese navy is organizing Shandong warships to carry out sea trials and carry out training in related subjects. The purpose of this training is to test the performance of weapons and equipment, improve the training level of aircraft carriers, and further enhance the ability of the troops to fulfill their missions and tasks.
Coincidentally, on August 31, Liaoning Maritime Administration issued a navigation warning that from September 1 to 22, Liaoning Maritime Administration will carry out military missions in the Bohai Sea area connecting the four points and prohibit ships from entering. The military mission mentioned in this navigation warning is very likely to be the training mission to be launched by Shandong warship.
Li Jie, a military expert, said in an interview with the global times on the 1st that Shandong warship is independently developed by China and has a lot of new equipment and systems. Some unexpected problems will appear in practical application, so it needs to be returned to the factory for maintenance. In addition to the impact of the new coronavirus epidemic, there is a great change: it took nearly six months for Shandong warship to return to the factory for the first voyage training, while the interval between the second voyage training was only one and a half months. This shows that the various systems on the ship have been further improved. Li Jie believes that after the whole system inspection of communication, radar and weapons will be carried out in the navigation training, it may return to the factory again for improvement, and may directly return to Sanya home port during the third sea training. It wont be too long. Its just around the corner..
Li Jie further analyzed and pointed out that once the Shandong warship returned to Sanyas home port, it was bound to carry out a large number of training in the South China Sea to further improve its combat effectiveness. This is a boost to the confidence of the Chinese people, but also has a deterrent effect on the outside world.
Song Zhongping believes that the Shandong warship will certainly undertake the combat readiness patrol task after returning to the South China Sea, which is its mission and responsibility. Shandong warship will be the sea god needle to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea. As for the return of Shandong warships to Sanyas home port in the future, song Zhongping believes that the United States will strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea, and at the same time, it will further hype the theory of Chinas military threat and incite hostility towards China, leading to further tension in the South China Sea, It is to create tense air and to make the South China Sea not peaceful.
In August 26th, China launched a test of Dongfeng -26B and Dongfeng -21D missiles between the Hainan Island and Paracel Islands, and the US media interpreted that China launched the carrier killer to the South China Sea, aiming at targeting the United States. On the 27th, the US missile destroyer mastine broke into Chinas territorial waters of Xisha without authorization. With the frequent interaction between China and the United States in the South China Sea, the gunpowder smell on the South China Sea is becoming stronger and stronger.
With the US general election approaching, how will the situation in the South China Sea go? In response to this issue, the observer network interviewed Wu Shicun, President of the South China Sea Research Institute, on the PLAs missile test in the South China Sea and the motivation of the United States to entangle China in the South China Sea.
Observer website: on August 26, the PLA launched dongfeng-26b and dongfeng-21d in the South China Sea. The US media directly pointed out that China launched the aircraft carrier killer. In view of the US military presence in the South China Sea, how do you interpret the PLAs action and the US medias interpretation of it?
Wu Shicun: the PLAs test firing of Dongfeng missiles is part of the military exercise on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The sea area hit by the missiles is a part of the South China Sea between Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. It is also the sea area declared by the Hainan maritime safety administration. So there is no doubt that this is part of the military exercises at the north and south ends of the Taiwan Strait.
Of course, the international community will certainly not have a second country to take this action. There are some things that we all know.
Observer: on August 27, the US missile destroyer masting broke into Chinas territorial waters in Xisha without authorization. Is this a response to the PLAs test firing of aircraft carrier killer?
Observer.com: in your previous interview, you said that based on the development and evolution of the current situation in the South China Sea, there is a greater possibility that China and the United States will brush off their guns and go astray than before. Now, the US military activities in the South China Sea are becoming more and more frequent, and reconnaissance planes and warships are frequent. If we continue to develop in this way, will the possibility of gun fire become higher?
Wu Shicun: obviously. The only possible location of gun fire between China and the United States is in the South China Sea for several reasons
First, the current general background is the all-round confrontation between China and the United States. The so-called comprehensive confrontation means that China and the United States can not find an area for cooperation.
Second, the South China Sea is the main area where the front-line officers and soldiers and equipment of China and the United States can contact. No matter whether the freedom of navigation of the United States occurs in Xisha or Nansha, we will send warships to track, identify, warn and drive away. If we miss, we are likely to be in danger. For example, on September 30, 2018, two fast-moving destroyers of China and the United States, the Lanzhou ship and the Decatur, came into close contact in the Nansha sea area, only 41 meters apart.
Fourth, the discretionary power of American front-line officers and men is greater than that of us. Our front-line officers and soldiers have limited authorization, while the American front-line officers and soldiers have a great deal of discretion. During the close contact in 2018, the US warship suddenly launched a series of dangerous actions such as high-strength electronic jamming equipment. It can be seen that the disposal power of us officers and men should be greater than that of us.
Under such special circumstances, I think the possibility of gun fire is increased.
In addition, the United States has carried out frequent military operations in the South China Sea recently. The two aircraft carrier exercises, the bilateral military exercises and the military exercises of the three armed forces of the United States, Japan and Australia are all in the South China Sea. They have a strong purpose against China and even directly regard China as the imaginary enemy.
US Defense Ministry officials told Reuters and Bloomberg, 26, China launched 4 intermediate range ballistic missiles, hitting a region in the South China Sea between Hainan Island and Paracel Islands.
Earlier, Hong Kongs South China Morning Post quoted news close to the peoples Liberation Army (PLA) as saying that the PLA launched the dongfeng-26b ballistic missile from Qinghai and the dongfeng-21d ballistic missile from Zhejiang on the 26th, hitting the intended target in the South China Sea.
US media believe that dongfeng-21d and dongfeng-26 both have anti aircraft carrier capability, and dongfeng-26b can attack US warship targets 4000 km away.
Map: PLA launches dongfeng-21d missile from Zhejiang Province and dongfeng-26b missile from Qinghai Province source: Oriental pendulum