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China Marks 60 Years Of The Chinese NavyEm meio à crise da Ucrânia, os trabalhos do Congresso Nacional do Povo chinês foram retomados. Interessante a declaração de sua porta-voz sobre a segurança na Ásia e, em última instância, no mundo… De acordo com Fu Ying, secretária de imprensa do parlamento da China, o país deixa claro que suas Forças Armadas “estão prontas para darem uma enérgica resposta a quem atentar contra a paz na região”. 

Fu Ying, assinalou, ainda, que a China advoga a solução pacífica dos conflitos, e que seu exército só tem objetivos de defesa. Entretanto, Pequim reagirá efusivamente a qualquer “violação da paz”. Fica o recado para países que teriam litígios territoriais com o Dragão vermelho, particularmente para Japão e Coreia do Sul. 

Em tempos de potências mostrando as garras e os dentes, o Dragão aumenta seus gastos militares e deixa claro que pode também cuspir fogo… A frase da porta-voz, segundo a qual “a paz só pode ser preservada com a força” poderia servir de alerta para outros países que queiram ocupar um papel de destaque no cenário internacional, mas se esquecem de investir em defesa… E, naturalmente, fez-me lembrar das palavras de um grande estadista, este brasileiro, que viveu em Pindorama há cerca de cem anos, o Barão do Rio Branco. Segundo o pai de nossa diplomacia, “não se pode ser pacífico sem ser forte”.

Segue matéria sobre a declaração do Parlamento chinês, extraída do site oficial.

Peace can only be preserved with strength: NPC spokeswoman

English.news.cn | 2014-03-04 16:14:06 | Editor: Yang Yi

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) — A spokesperson for China’s top legislature on Tuesday defended the country’s defense policies, saying that peace can only be preserved with strength.

Responding to a question concerning China’s growing military power, Fu Ying, spokesperson for the second session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), said China as a major power is responsible for regional peace and security.

But “based on our history and experience, we believe that peace can only be maintained by strength,” she told a press conference.

China’ s military spending has long been cited as a cause for concern in western countries.

“We have heard such concerns… Indeed, certain countries have been selling the idea of China as a major threat,” Fu told the press conference, “But we Chinese might ask, can a prosperous country such as China really achieve peace without a strong national defense?”

The spokeswoman had made similar comments in various occasions. “It’s not good news to the world that a country as large as China is unable to protect itself,” earlier reports quoted Fu as saying last year.

At Tuesday’ s press conference, Fu said China, whose defense policy is entirely defensive in nature, has never treated any country as an enemy or a threat.

Cooperation is the main theme of China’ s relations with its neighboring countries, she said, adding that China has always advocated peaceful solutions to territorial and maritime disputes with other countries.

“For disputes which cannot be settled in the short term, we could always set them aside, or negotiate joint development plans,” said Fu, who added that a country’s military power should be viewed in terms of its future policy trends.

However, China will “respond effectively” to provocations by those ready to sabotage regional security and order “for the sake of China’ s own territorial sovereignty, as well as for the protection of regional order and peace,” she said.

Commenting on the U.S. pivot to Asia, Fu said although the U.S. had repeatedly stress that it does not have a specific strategy to contain China and that it had not target China, “we still have to see whether its words match its deeds.”

“It is my understanding that both China and the U.S. are willing to expand cooperation, and we sincerely hope that interactions between China and the U.S. in Asia are cooperation-oriented on a general term,” she said.

The second session of the 12th National People’s Congress will convene on Wednesday.

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