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China’s military and economic growth in the Atlantic region is expected to repeatedly warn Nato leaders of security threats when they meet on Monday, ambassadors said.
From the China-Russia alliance to the western concerns China seeks to establish militaries in Africa, Nato’s goal is to show China’s lead in the international arena, especially US President Joe Biden.
“This is not about ‘Nato going to China’,” said Claudia Major, a security researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. “We are saying ‘China is coming to Europe and we must take action’.”
In 2015, the Russian-backed alliance brought Chinese naval forces to the Mediterranean and into Europe for the first time. Since then, China has established itself the largest warships in the world and has invested in basic necessities in Europe, including ports and telecoms.
“China [through its navy] has crossed the Indian Ocean, in the Gulf, to the Red Sea and has settled in the Mediterranean, “according to a British military official, who said China had not yet sent ships to the North Atlantic but could do so in the future.
“You are building nuclear and slow-moving nuclear warships. And China wants to test the limits.”
The transition to the transatlantic security agreement, which ambassadors said was negotiating and changing, would be the second time Nato leaders have spoken out about China. The first took place in December 2019, under duress by Donald Trump’s administration.
But Biden is known pushing for strong language than the rumors “luck and fortune” used at that time.
However, the way you resolve this issue represents a challenge for the 30-member group, which was first established in 1949 to deal with the dangers of wartime.
In the middle, Nato countries are divided on how to deal with China: Hungarian member, one, They have good political affiliations and Beijing.
In addition, he is reluctant to meet Beijing in the Pacific region – although the UK and France have followed the US in sending ships to work. freedom of movement in the South China Sea.
China-Russia military operations are seen as an unpopular development by some Nato members. In addition to their annual military operations, Beijing and Moscow have recently added self-defense equipment and internal security equipment.
“Aw [the Chinese/Russian] “Relationships are mutually supportive and developed and not ideological,” said the UK military. “But working together in any way gives confidence. And trust is something we have to be careful about.”
As the Center for New American Security, the American think tank, has been warned in January Report“If the interests of Russia and China are mutually exclusive, Moscow and Beijing will be able to work together to oppose foreign policy.”
Another Nato scandal and Africa, which China could use to increase its presence in the Atlantic war as part of its ambition to become a global military force.
General Stephen Townsend, head of US Africa Command, told the US Senate in April that “global competition for energy efficiency” is what he described as China’s attempt to establish a military base on the west coast of Africa. “I’m talking about a port where they can repair their equipment and repair ships,” he said.
Chinese military experts say there is no evidence that Beijing is trying to establish a West African base. However, China said so place in Djibouti and has already used anti-terrorist countries in the Gulf of Aden to educate thousands and build relationships with the military and foreign powers.
Each time a military force completes a mission, for example, it crosses the road to its destination. Some have visited the Mediterranean Sea as well as East and West Africa.
Another culture that irritates Nato allies is the Chinese companies’ involvement in important issues in Europe, such as the continuation. communication company Huawei.
Chinese shipping company Cosco also has it ruling tree in Piraeus, Greece’s largest port, and is said to be in the process of selling Hamburg port.
These economic ties are compounded by Nato’s efforts to forge an alliance in China – as well as political ties between Beijing and friendly European leaders.
This creates tensions, with Washington and Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, saying last month warned that China “is coming to us” in areas including the cyber space, Africa and the Arctic.
“There is a risk that these talks within Nato appear to be at odds with allies over what China sees as a threat,” said Sarah Raine, a geopolitics specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Study.
“The reality is that there are countries that see the dads as having a lot of conflict with China within Nato, especially by being strong but not fighting.”
Additional reports of Katrina Manson in Washington