4hw.com.cn integration: some equipment such as the launching pad of the 'Sade' anti missile system has been successively transported to South Korea, and China's sanctions against South Korea have actually begun. However, the United States is the initiator and the biggest promoter of thad's entry into South Korea. How China responds to this strategic invasion of the United States is more crucial.
Can China impose economic sanctions on the United States? Objectively speaking, it is difficult. Lockheed Martin, the producer of Saad, is one of the largest arms dealers in the United States, but it has nothing to do with China. We can't reach it. If we attack the US economy, the latter will be too large, and it will be disadvantageous for China to fight against it strategically.
South Korea and the United States are totally different objects. South Korea has a small economy and a high dependence on China. It is a country with a large trade surplus with China. We have launched numerous sanctions against South Korea. The United States is a different story. There is no need for China to be stimulated by the encouragement of "those who have the ability to fight big first". The tool of economic sanctions is that big countries target small countries. We just want to fight which one is better.
However, the United States has to pay a price to deploy its anti missile system to China. So what price can we make America pay?
The Chinese should first make clear what the strategic purpose of the US deployment of thad is. It is an important step in the U.S. strategy of returning to Asia. It is to build up a global anti missile system to contain the military capabilities of Russia and China, so as to make itself unique in the field of intercontinental ballistic missiles. China's counter-measures are to make Washington's plan come to a complete failure, and let it feel our stronger nuclear deterrent power. In that case, it will lose the move of deploying thad.
In the past, China has maintained a low profile in nuclear armament. We have a small number of nuclear warheads and are the only country that has declared that it will not be the first to use nuclear weapons. In China's foreign relations, we have never highlighted the element that China is a nuclear state. In our relations with the United States, even under military pressure, it is easy for us not to display our strategic tools.
However, China has abundant financial resources to expand its nuclear arsenal, and our more advanced strategic missiles are constantly coming out. If the United States goes to China's door to engage in anti missile, which has broken the original strategic balance, then China should contain it with a larger number of nuclear warheads and more penetrating strategic nuclear missiles. We should not only recover the losses caused to us by Sade and rebuild the balance, but also create a new surplus of our strategic nuclear forces and form a strong and credible nuclear deterrent force.
Washington's greatest fear is external nuclear deterrence. China's nuclear deterrence will increase instead of falling, which will be the punishment for its deployment of thad in South Korea. If China really achieves a substantial increase in the quantity and quality of strategic nuclear weapons, it will be very painful for the United States.
Some people say that does not mean that China and the United States engage in a nuclear arms race? Don't forget that the Soviet Union was dragged down by the arms race with the United States. First, China has no need and willingness to compete with the United States. The basis of the arms race is the scale competition of the strategic objectives of the two sides. China wants to safeguard its core interests, while the United States pursues world hegemony. Second, China does not need to be afraid of the limited so-called 'arms race'. China's finance is on the rise, and there is more room for China's military expenditure growth than that of the United States.
Beijing should make it clear to Washington that its deployment of the Saad anti missile system around China will inevitably lead to China's increase in nuclear power. If the United States does not give up its anti missile containment of China, then it will be good or even better for us to achieve the above-mentioned results.
Once the US anti missile action and strategic repression are intensified, China can reconsider its basic state policy of not first using nuclear weapons when necessary. In the game between China and the United States, it is not just Washington that has a backhand.
However, the deep game between China and the United States on nuclear deterrence will continue for a long time, which does not necessarily follow the same rhythm as the bilateral relations. In this regard, China must keep a clear mind, and under no circumstances will it compromise the cornerstone of its national security in exchange for the temporary superficial prosperity of Sino US relations.
At the same time, thad poses a threat to China and Russia. The global anti missile system of the United States is basically aimed at China and Russia. The joint confrontation against antimissile missiles should become a new link in the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between China and Russia. If China and Russia form strong cooperation against anti missile, it will be a new heavy blow to Washington. In short, the United States is not so big as to cover the whole world. Washington should comply with and accept this reality.