People’s Daily Overseas Edition published an article commenting on the new U.S. maritime strategy that the Chief of Naval Operations, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard jointly issued on March 13, titled, "A Cooperative Strategy for the 21st Century Sea power: Forward, Engaged, Ready." This is the first revision of the 2007 edition of its maritime strategy in nearly eight years.
The article said, “The new U.S. maritime strategy listed China, together with such countries as Russia, Iran, and North Korea, as its security challenges or threats. It significantly strengthened its attention to and vigilance toward China.”
The article said that the new strategy made groundless accusations against China’s legitimate actions of safeguarding its maritime rights and interests and it slandered China for using force or for intimidating other countries while maintaining its sovereignty. The article also stated, “Although the new strategy didn’t specifically name China, the U.S. media made it clear that China is one of the target countries in its ‘all domain access’ combat operation.”
The article further commented, “Looking at the new U.S. maritime strategy, between the lines, it is full of a Cold War mentality. First, the U.S. military continues to regard China as a potential military adversary, continues to develop combat capability against China, continues to strengthen its military deployment around China, and continues to strengthen its military alliances that were established during the Cold War with Japan, the Philippines, Australia, and other countries. [The new strategy] turns a blind eye to China’s efforts – to its restraint in recent years when dealing with maritime disputes with its neighboring countries. It continues its efforts to use these maritime disputes to contain China’s development. Second, the U.S. military’s ‘all domain access’ concept of combat operations is to develop the U.S. military’s combat capability of free access to other country’s sea shores and even inland. This is undoubtedly hegemonic and tyrannous thinking.”
Source: People’s Daily, March 16, 2015