New China-Russia Alliance Aimed at the U.S., Says China Expert

08.04.05, 10:16 AM ET

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "If we don't yet feel threatened by the emerging China-Russia Axis," says Steven W. Mosher, "these unprecedented military exercises by the People's Liberation Army and the Russian armed forces should make us sit up and take notice. These exercises are clearly aimed at us."

Mosher, the President of the Population Research Institute, pointed out that China's military budget is now second only to that of the United States. "China is buying, building, and deploying new, hi-tech weapons systems at a furious pace. No nation threatens China. But it is now beginning to threaten its neighbors, beginning with Taiwan."

Since 1990, the Beijing regime has referred to the U.S. as its "chief enemy"; stolen the designs of nearly all U.S. nuclear warheads and many other military secrets; targeted U.S. forces in the Pacific with an increasingly lethal array of weapons; announced that it intended to assert control out to the "first island chain" in the Pacific (Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines); and threatened to nuke Los Angeles if the U.S. defends democratic Taiwan against a Chinese invasion. "China's ultimate goal," says Mosher, "is to become the hegemon, dethroning the United States as the world's dominant power."

"This is why China is trying to win control of key maritime choke points (think Panama Canal), become a major player in the world's energy supplies (think about the offer of China's state-controlled energy company to buy Unocal), and to use international organizations for its own purposes (think about the Chinese-led effort to successfully remove the U.S. from the U.N. Human Rights Commission.)," says Mosher. "And this is why it is trying to draw Russia into a new anti-American alliance."

Mosher, who has taught Chinese studies at the University of California at Berkeley, was the first American social scientist allowed to do field research in China in 1979-80. He is the author of numerous books on China including "Hegemon: China's Plan to Dominate Asia and the World" (Encounter Books, 2000)

SOURCE Population Research Institute, Inc. -0- 08/04/2005 /CONTACT: Steven W. Mosher, +1-540-622-5240, ext. 203, or Joseph D'Agostino, +1-540-622-5240, ext. 204, both of the Population Research Institute, Inc./ /Web site: CO: Population Research Institute, Inc.; PRI ST: Virginia, China, Russia IN: ARO SU: FOR NPT MV-JL -- DCTH016 -- 5534 08/04/2005 10:14 EDT