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WASHINGTON – A senior Chinese military colonel is pushing for a Russian-Chinese military alliance that will check U.S. advances in the Eurasian region and offset the effects of U.S. sanctions and military embargoes, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

This is the opinion of Dai Xu, a senior colonel in the PLA’s air force. He’s also a research fellow at Beijing University’s National Center for Strategic Research.

Dai is considered to be vehemently anti-U.S. However, his comments are significant since they were published in the Global Times, a mouth-piece of the Chinese Communist Party, which rules China. Dai is considered to be one of China’s most influential military writers.

“While China should continue its active offensive defense at sea, we should launch a long march westward to the hinterland of the Eurasia landmass in order to exchange space for time to break America’s naked strategic encirclement of China (in the Asia-Pacific),” he wrote.

Dai’s comments come just as the next general secretary of China’s Communist Party is about to come to the United States. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is regarded as a hardliner compared to outgoing President Hu Jintao, is upset with the results of a World Trade Organization’s recent ruling that Beijing was undertaking administrative efforts to limit the export of strategic raw materials.

The WTO decision was based on a 2009 petition of complaint filed by the U.S.

Again the Global Times, the official CCP mouthpiece, said that “China need not be an obedient child.” It complained that China was a victim of U.S. and Western prejudice.

“China should have confidence,” the Global Times said. “The WTO cannot do without China. We need not lower our voices and adopt a suppliant attitude.”

Regional analysts say that China’s strident attitude suggests an increasing defiance, especially against the U.S.

Now, the Obama administration has sent signals that it intends to talk tough with Xi during his meetings. The hardening of the U.S. position reflects increased calls especially from Congress to take a tougher line. For the Chinese, analysts say that they cannot afford to appear weak in any negotiations.

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