【英语中国】拜登将就中国防空识别区向北京施压

  • A+
所属分类:双语中国

2013-11-29 08:41

小艾摘要: US vice-president Joe Biden will tell Chinese leaders next week the recent establishment of an air defence zone is “unsettling” its neighbours and raises questions about its broader international be ...
US vice-president Joe Biden will tell Chinese leaders next week the recent establishment of an air defence zone is “unsettling” its neighbours and raises questions about its broader international behaviour.

Mr Biden is expected to use a week-long visit to Asia starting on Sunday to press China about last weekend’s announcement of a new set of flight restrictions over an area including a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea.

China’s foreign ministry defended the decision yesterday, saying it was a “legitimate action taken to safeguard its legitimate rights”. However, the US has already challenged the move by flying a pair of B52 bombers through the area, and the new Chinese rules are being widely flouted by Japanese airlines. South Korea, Taiwan and Australia have also criticised the move.

Last weekend’s announcement opened up a new front in an increasingly bitter territorial dispute between Asia’s two largest economies over a group of uninhabited islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China. The controversy is part of a broader contest for influence in the western Pacific between China, which has invested heavily in its navy over the past two decades, and the US and its allies.

A senior US official said Mr Biden, who visits Japan, China and South Korea next week, would not be “delivering a demarche” to Beijing and would focus on trying to reduce tensions in North Asia. However, the official added: “There is an emerging pattern of [Chinese] behaviour that is unsettling to China’s own neighbours and which raises questions about how China operates in international space and deals with areas of disagreement with its neighbours.”

美国副总统乔?拜登(Joe Biden)下周将向中国领导人表示,最近中方建立防空识别区的做法让邻国感到“不安”,而且令人对中国的整体国际行为产生疑问。

拜登将从本周日开始对亚洲展开为期一周的访问,预计他将对中国上周末宣布的飞航限制施压。中国的防空识别区包括东中国海一个有争议的群岛。

中国外交部昨日就该决定进行了辩护,表示这是“一种行使自卫权的正当行为”。然而,美国已经挑战了该举措,出动两架B-52轰炸机不打招呼飞越防空识别区,而日本各航空公司也普遍不理睬中国的新规则。韩国、台湾和澳大利亚也批评了划设防空识别区之举。

亚洲最大的两个经济体围绕一些无人居住的岛屿爆发的领土争端日益激烈,上周中方的声明开辟了这场争端的新战线。该群岛在日本被称为尖阁诸岛(Senkaku),在中国被称为钓鱼岛及其附属岛屿。此次冲突是更广泛的中国与美国及其盟国在西太平洋较量影响力的一部分。中国在过去二十年大举投资于海军建设。

一位美国高官表示,将于下周访问日本、中国和韩国的拜登不会对北京方面“发号施令”,而是致力于缓和北亚地区的紧张局势。然而,这位官员补充称:“(中国)新的行为模式让中国的邻国感到不安,并且令人对中国在国际空间的运作方式以及对有争议区域的处理方式产生疑问。”

译者/何黎

本文关键字:双语阅读,小艾英语,双语网站,双语中国,实时资讯,互联网新闻,ERWAS,行业解析,创业指导,营销策略,英语学习,可以双语阅读的网站!
  • 我的微信
  • 扫一扫加关注
  • weinxin
  • 微信公众号
  • 扫一扫加关注
  • weinxin

发表评论

:?: :razz: :sad: :evil: :!: :smile: :oops: :grin: :eek: :shock: :???: :cool: :lol: :mad: :twisted: :roll: :wink: :idea: :arrow: :neutral: :cry: :mrgreen: