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标  题: Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Sat May  2 02:25:46 2009)

Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers

Chinese construction workers build the port at Hambantota that analysts
believe will become a base for its navy

Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent
On the southern coast of Sri Lanka, ten miles from one of the world’s
busiest shipping routes, a vast construction site is engulfing the once
sleepy fishing town of Hambantota.

This poor community of 21,000 people is about as far as one can get on the
island from the fighting between the army and the Tamil Tiger rebels on the
northeastern coast. The sudden spurt of construction helps, however, to
explain why the army is poised to defeat the Tigers and why Western
governments are so powerless to negotiate a ceasefire to help civilians
trapped on the front line.

This is where China is building a $1 billion port that it plans to use as a
refuelling and docking station for its navy, as it patrols the Indian Ocean
and protects China’s supplies of Saudi oil. Ever since Sri Lanka agreed to
the plan, in March 2007, China has given it all the aid, arms and diplomatic
support it needs to defeat the Tigers, without worrying about the West.

Even India, Sri Lanka’s long-time ally and the traditionally dominant power
in South Asia, has found itself sidelined in the past two years — to its
obvious irritation. “China is fishing in troubled waters,” Palaniappan
Chidambaram, India’s Home Minister, warned last week.

Related Links
Sri Lanka admits bombing safe haven
Taiwan opens up to mainland Chinese investors
The Chinese say that Hambantota is a purely commercial venture, but many US
and Indian military planners regard it as part of a “string of pearls”
strategy under which China is also building or upgrading ports at Gwadar in
Pakistan, Chittagong in Bangladesh and Sittwe in Burma.

The strategy was outlined in a paper by Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher J.
Pehrson, of the Pentagon’s Air Staff, in 2006, and again in a report by the
US Joint Forces Command in November. “For China, Hambantota is a
commercial venture, but it’s also an asset for future use in a very
strategic location,” Major-General (Retd) Dipankar Banerjee of the
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in Delhi said.

The British Navy used the Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee as its main
regional base until 1957 and still shares a naval base with the US on the
nearby island of Diego Garcia. China has no immediate plans for a fully
fledged naval base but wants a similar foothold in the Indian Ocean to
protect its oil supplies from piracy or blockade by a foreign power,
analysts say.

Beijing sent three ships on an unprecedented anti-piracy mission to the Gulf
of Aden in December, and in January a Chinese defence White Paper said that
the navy was “developing capabilities of conducting co-operation in
distant waters . . .”

China has cultivated ties with Sri Lanka for decades and became its biggest
arms supplier in the 1990s, when India and Western governments refused to
sell weapons to Colombo for use in the civil war. Beijing appears to have
increased arms sales significantly to Sri Lanka since 2007, when the US
suspended military aid over human rights issues.

Many of the arms have been bought through Lanka Logistics & Technologies, co
-headed by Gotabhaya Rajapksa, the Defence Secretary, who is also the
President’s brother.

In April 2007 Sri Lanka signed a classified $37.6 million (£25 million
) deal to buy Chinese ammunition and ordnance for its army and navy,
according to Jane’s Defence Weekly.

China gave Sri Lanka — apparently free of charge — six F7 jet fighters
last year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
, after a daring raid by the Tigers’ air wing destroyed ten military
aircraft in 2007. One of the Chinese fighters shot down one of the Tigers’
aircraft a year later.

“China’s arms sales have been the decisive factor in ending the military
stalemate,” Brahma Chellaney, of the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi,
said. “There seems to have been a deal linked to Hambantota.”

Since 2007 China has encouraged Pakistan to sell weapons to Sri Lanka and to
train Sri Lankan pilots to fly the Chinese fighters, according to Indian
security sources.

China has also provided crucial diplomatic support in the UN Security
Council, blocking efforts to put Sri Lanka on the agenda. It has also
boosted financial aid to Sri Lanka, even as Western countries have reduced
their contributions.

China’s aid to Sri Lanka jumped from a few million dollars in 2005 to
almost $1 billion last year, replacing Japan as the biggest foreign donor.
By comparison, the United States gave $7.4 million last year, and Britain
just £1.25 million.

“That’s why Sri Lanka has been so dismissive of international criticism,”
said B. Raman of the Chennai Centre for China Studies. “It knows it can
rely on support from China.”

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标  题: Re: Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Mon May  4 09:49:36 2009), 转信

天朝在斯里兰卡建军事码头没什么用罢

【 在 mykr2003 (mememe) 的大作中提到: 】
Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers

Chinese construction workers build the port at Hambantota that analysts
believe will become a base for its navy

Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent
On the southern coast of Sri Lanka, ten miles from one of the world’s
busiest shipping routes, a vast construction site is engulfing the once
sleepy fishing town of Hambantota.

This poor community of 21,000 people is about as far as one can get on the
island from the fighting between the army and the Tamil Tiger rebels on the
northeastern coast. The sudden spurt of construction helps, however, to
explain why the army is poised to defeat the Tigers and why Western
governments are so powerless to negotiate a ceasefire to help civilians
trapped on the front line.

This is where China is building a $1 billion port that it plans to use as a
refuelling and docking station for its navy, as it patrols the Indian Ocean
and protects China’s supplies of Saudi oil. Ever since Sri Lanka agreed to
the plan, in March 2007, China has given it all the aid, arms and diplomatic
support it needs to defeat the Tigers, without worrying about the West.

Even India, Sri Lanka’s long-time ally and the traditionally dominant power
in South Asia, has found itself sidelined in the past two years — to its
obvious irritation. “China is fishing in troubled waters,” Palaniappan
Chidambaram, India’s Home Minister, warned last week.

Related Links
Sri Lanka admits bombing safe haven
Taiwan opens up to mainland Chinese investors
The Chinese say that Hambantota is a purely commercial venture, but many US
and Indian military planners regard it as part of a “string of pearls”
strategy under which China is also building or upgrading ports at Gwadar in
Pakistan, Chittagong in Bangladesh and Sittwe in Burma.

The strategy was outlined in a paper by Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher J.
Pehrson, of the Pentagon’s Air Staff, in 2006, and again in a report by the
US Joint Forces Command in November. “For China, Hambantota is a
commercial venture, but it’s also an asset for future use in a very
strategic location,” Major-General (Retd) Dipankar Banerjee of the
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in Delhi said.

The British Navy used the Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee as its main
regional base until 1957 and still shares a naval base with the US on the
nearby island of Diego Garcia. China has no immediate plans for a fully
fledged naval base but wants a similar foothold in the Indian Ocean to
protect its oil supplies from piracy or blockade by a foreign power,
analysts say.

Beijing sent three ships on an unprecedented anti-piracy mission to the Gulf
of Aden in December, and in January a Chinese defence White Paper said that
the navy was “developing capabilities of conducting co-operation in
distant waters . . .”

China has cultivated ties with Sri Lanka for decades and became its biggest
arms supplier in the 1990s, when India and Western governments refused to
sell weapons to Colombo for use in the civil war. Beijing appears to have
increased arms sales significantly to Sri Lanka since 2007, when the US
suspended military aid over human rights issues.

Many of the arms have been bought through Lanka Logistics & Technologies, co
-headed by Gotabhaya Rajapksa, the Defence Secretary, who is also the
President’s brother.

In April 2007 Sri Lanka signed a classified $37.6 million (£25 million
) deal to buy Chinese ammunition and ordnance for its army and navy,
according to Jane’s Defence Weekly.

China gave Sri Lanka — apparently free of charge — six F7 jet fighters
last year, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
, after a daring raid by the Tigers’ air wing destroyed ten military
aircraft in 2007. One of the Chinese fighters shot down one of the Tigers’
aircraft a year later.

“China’s arms sales have been the decisive factor in ending the military
stalemate,” Brahma Chellaney, of the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi,
said. “There seems to have been a deal linked to Hambantota.”

Since 2007 China has encouraged Pakistan to sell weapons to Sri Lanka and to
train Sri Lankan pilots to fly the Chinese fighters, according to Indian
security sources.

China has also provided crucial diplomatic support in the UN Security
Council, blocking efforts to put Sri Lanka on the agenda. It has also
boosted financial aid to Sri Lanka, even as Western countries have reduced
their contributions.

China’s aid to Sri Lanka jumped from a few million dollars in 2005 to
almost $1 billion last year, replacing Japan as the biggest foreign donor.
By comparison, the United States gave $7.4 million last year, and Britain
just £1.25 million.

“That’s why Sri Lanka has been so dismissive of international criticism,”
said B. Raman of the Chennai Centre for China Studies. “It knows it can
rely on support from China.”

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标  题: Re: Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tami
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Mon May  4 10:08:08 2009)

要是在印度洋护航呢? TG要是在小巴, 斯里兰卡, 缅甸各建一个基地, 阿三是不是会疯
. 另印度洋似乎是最没归属的大洋, 离
几大国都远点, 可能就老美有点优势, 可老美要是在印度洋进一步加强优势, 其它地方
(太平洋)是不是就不太够了. 不过, 我不
相信TG的野心能有这么大.

【 在 tin (大猪小猪摞一盘) 的大作中提到: 】
: 天朝在斯里兰卡建军事码头没什么用罢
: Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Tigers
: Chinese construction workers build the port at Hambantota that analysts
: believe will become a base for its navy
: Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent
: On the southern coast of Sri Lanka, ten miles from one of the world’s
: busiest shipping routes, a vast construction site is engulfing the once
: sleepy fishing town of Hambantota.
: This poor community of 21,000 people is about as far as one can get on the
: island from the fighting between the army and the Tamil Tiger rebels on
the
: ...................




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发信人: andrews (旱鸭子), 信区: Military2
标  题: Re: Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Mon May  4 11:10:00 2009), 转信

不是军事码头, 就一商业码头
【 在 tin (大猪小猪摞一盘) 的大作中提到: 】
: 天朝在斯里兰卡建军事码头没什么用罢
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发信人: szbd (小破猫), 信区: Military2
标  题: Re: Chinese billions in Sri Lanka fund battle against Tamil Ti
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Tue May  5 12:32:06 2009)

土共给斯里兰卡建的汉班托特港是民用的,而且对斯里兰卡经济很重要。不过原来英国
在斯里兰卡的海军基地亭可马里条件很好,最近这些年是政府军和猛虎拉锯的地区,已
经弃置很久了。

中国在巴基斯坦,斯里兰卡,缅甸设立军事基地当然好,不过这要实力支撑的。本土到
基地,基地到基地之间的联系至少要能相当程度上保证,还要一定规模的常驻兵力(可
以轮流去海上,不一定常驻基地)。

将来也是先从缅甸和巴基斯坦入手比较好,因为能得到陆基力量的支援。在斯里兰卡部
署兵力受印度威胁太大,没有优势的时候没什么好处。
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