China is working with Russia to strengthen its military presence in the Northeast Pacific off the U.S. state of Alaska, and is considering setting up a military base in its Caribbean ally, Cuba, and is poised to stare directly at the U.S. mainland from the Gulf of Mexico. . Historically, at the end of the 19th century, the United States, which had completed its western reclamation and lost its frontier, considered the Pacific Ocean to be a new frontier and moved westward toward the coast of China. Even the major member states of NATO have advanced militarily into the Western Pacific, forming a network surrounding China. The recent approach of the Chinese military to the US mainland can only be seen as a countermeasure against this. If China moves to deploy nuclear weapons, even tactical ones, to Cuban military installations, tensions between the United States and China will rise to unprecedented heights, replaying the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1960.
The Wall Street Journal reported at the end of June that China is negotiating with Cuba to set up a joint military training facility in the socialist country of the Caribbean. The Biden US administration was said to be working with Cuba not to make a final decision, but as of the end of August, no new movements have appeared. However, it should be considered that the negotiations between China and Cuba have already been settled, and the future focus will be on when the joint military training facility will start operation.
China's military advance into the Caribbean Sea has been under consideration for the past 30 years, and it is only a matter of waiting for the right time. On the Chinese side, military officials and researchers on US-China relations have become active since the 2000s in the East China Sea, the South China Sea, the Sea of Japan, and other areas where the US military is conducting frequent and large-scale military exercises involving Japan, South Korea, and Australia. They are reacting violently. Admiral Luo Yuan, a military theorist at the People's Liberation Army Academy of Military Sciences at the time, wrote in a 2011 paper that "China will be ready for war if another country approaches its territory and airspace and demonstrates its military power. "Will the United States acquiesce if China conducts joint military exercises with its neighbors in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea?"
President Xi Jinping made an official visit to Cuba in 2014, shortly after he took office. “In 1960, Cuba became the first Latin American and Caribbean country to establish diplomatic relations with New China, opening a new era in China-Latin America relations. During the visit, President Castro and other Cuban leadership comrades had in-depth discussions on bilateral relations and common concerns, made long-term plans for the future development of bilateral ties, and established mutually beneficial and friendly cooperation. We will open up a new era in the future,” said Xi. In 2022, Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Secretary and President of the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee, made an official visit to China and held a summit meeting with Xi Jinping. At this point, the Chinese military's advance into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea appears to have been decided.
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese and Russian ships sailed near the Aleutian Islands in Alaska in late July. According to Japan's Ministry of Defense, the Chinese and Russian air forces conducted joint flights of fighters and bombers around Japan on June 6 and 7. According to the defense ministries of both countries, the Chinese and Russian navies held joint military exercises off Shanghai in early July and in the Sea of Japan from July 20 to 23. This blog posted in June, ``Chinese navy advances into Russia's Vladivostok to counter NATO Pacific expansion, China-Russia joint response to the Senkaku Islands''Replaced August 2, 2023 | Press Activity 1995~ Yasuo Kaji ( yasuoy.com)”, China and Russia are moving to put a military check on the United States from around Japan to the entire North Pacific.
A joint Chinese military training facility in Cuba would place Chinese troops about 100 miles south of Florida. The advance of Chinese troops off the coast of Alaska in the Northeast Pacific is a manifestation of China's intent to include the East Pacific in its military activity territory, and can be seen as a withdrawal of the US-China theory of dividing the western Pacific from Hawaii. Needless to say, the Chinese military's hardline stance toward the United States is intended to deter the United States' moves over Taiwan. At the same time, the increasing number of joint military actions by China and Russia around Japan is a warning against the Japanese government's overemphasis on the US-NATO side regarding the war in Ukraine. In particular, China's backlash against the Japanese government, which claims that an emergency in Taiwan is an emergency in Japan, has involved not only Russia but also North Korea, leading to joint criticism of the dumping of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean.
China has finally moved to build a military facility in Cuba, a long overdue issue. In other words, "If the United States continues to use Japan to incite an emergency in Taiwan, I do not know what will happen to the Cuban military facilities with a gun pointed at the throat of the mainland of the United States." I'm talking to you. U.S. Secretary of State Brinken said in June that he was "carefully monitoring" the U.K., and during his visit to China in July, he said, "I have deep concerns about China's intelligence and military activities in Cuba." Ta.
The Biden administration will be criticized by public opinion as a failure of its Taiwan policy if the Cuban Missile Crisis, which targets the mainland of the United States, is instigated. In order to win next year's presidential election, the rise of the Cuba issue must be avoided. This was implied by the successive low-profile visits to China by Secretary of State Princken, Secretary of the Treasury Yellen, and Secretary of Commerce Lemond from July to August, and the switch from decoupling to derisking.