Saturday, 10 December 2011

China still wants ‘explanation’ of U.S.-Aussie plans


China still wants ‘explanation’ of U.S.-Aussie plans
Seems like it was only a few months ago the State Department was the one making vague but pointed comments about China — specifically about its new aircraft carrier, the Shi Lang. American diplomats said they wanted China to “explain” why it was fielding the ship, as if that weren’t clear

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 China still wants ‘explanation’ of U.S.-Aussie plans



Now China is the one asking for an “explanation,” per an English-language account in the China Daily: Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy is in Beijing for meetings with her top counterparts, and it probably did not take long before the Chinese brought up U.S. plans to rotate a 2,500-troop Marnne Air- Cround Task Force through Australia  in the coming years.

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