“四国联盟”合作抗共 【中英对照翻译】

新闻来源:ZeroHedge《零对冲》;作者:Tyler Durden泰勒·德登;发布时间:October 7, 2020 / 2020年10月7日

翻译/简评:Marialu;校对:leftgun;审核:海阔天空 ;Page:拱卒






Pompeo Seeks 'Asian NATO' To Counter China In Talks With Japan, India & Australia


Amid Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Tokyo this week where he's meeting with representatives from Japan, India, and Australia, he and top State Department officials are actually floating plans for a NATO-type anti-China alli-ance in Asia.

在美国国务卿蓬佩奥(Mike Pompeo)本周访问东京期间,他将与日本、印度和澳大利亚的代表会面,他和美国国务院高层官员实际上正在酝酿建立"亚洲北约"反共联盟计划。

Beijing sees this as 'shots fired across the bow' from within the heart of its sphere of influence, given these very nations are so reliant on China for trade.


“As partners in this Quad, it is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partners from the CCP’s exploitation, corruption and coercion,” Pompeo said Tuesday referring to China's ruling communists. “We see it in the South and East China Seas, the Mekong, the Himalayas, the Taiwan Strait.”


Pompeo in Tokyo, via Reuters 彭佩奥在东京/ 路透社

He later added while speaking to Japan’s Nikkei newspaper:

“Once we’ve institutionalized what we’re doing - the four of us together - we can begin to build out a true security framework,” Pompeo told the Nikkei, suggesting other coun-tries could be added to that “fabric” at “the appropriate time.”


“一旦我们把眼下正在做的事情制度化了——我们四国一起——就可以开始建立一个真正的安全框架,” 彭佩奥告诉《日经新闻》,他表示,时机成熟后,也可以让其他国家加入到这一共同体(fabric)。

The US has already over the past months been shoring up international support for such an "Asian NATO" as it's being provocatively called:

在过去的几个月里,美国一直在为这样一个颇具挑衅的称谓——“亚洲北约”(Asian NATO)争取国际支持。

China’s growing military prowess and increasingly aggressive foreign policy have revived talk among U.S. and European officials of creating an “Asian NATO” of regional powers to contain communist Beijing’s expansionist ambitions.


Past efforts for an East Asian security alliance, such as the post-World War II Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) to guard against Cold War-era communism, failed to gain lasting traction.


But such an initiative will no doubt prove much easier said than done, given last year Australia's number one trade partner where it exported the majority of its goods was Chi-na.


Also the number two destination for Japanese exports is China, while China is also India's third top customer, accord-ing to IMF figures.


However, US allies in the region do seem to be on board in identifying China's growing military might and expansionist vision as a global economic powerhouse as a major long term threat.


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