Not long ago, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia resolutely promoted the “Ocus” agreement. This not only encountered strong opposition from the international community, but also made the American media deeply concerned. The US media pointed out that if the three countries use too much force, it may have a counterproductive effect, prompting countries that oppose “Ocus” to form an alliance.
The “Ocus” agreement refers to Australia’s acquisition of nuclear submarines with the assistance of the United States and the United Kingdom to enhance its military power. According to the agreement, Australia will purchase up to five “Virginia” class nuclear submarines and gradually develop the ability to build them independently. Although Australia appears to be the biggest beneficiary on the surface, in fact the United States is the biggest beneficiary of the agreement, and Australia’s territory faces huge risks as a result.
In other words, the “Ocus” agreement is a tool for strategic binding between the United States and Australia. The implementation roadmap of the agreement means that Australia will be fully included in the strategic camp of the United States for at least the next 30 years. At the same time, the US military deployment in Australia will also make it a frontier for the US in the Indo-Pacific region.
US media post hype
According to US media reports, as Australia prepares to introduce nuclear submarines and allows British and American nuclear submarines to dock in Perth, China may seek to cooperate with Russia to upgrade nuclear submarine technology. Although the strength of China and the United States is comparable in terms of surface ships, there is a big gap between the two in the underwater field, and the US nuclear submarine technology is more advanced. Russia’s nuclear submarine technology is also a leader in the country’s industrial technology. If the United States advances the “Ocus” agreement, it may force Russia to form an “anti-Ocus alliance.”
Against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Western sanctions, Russia’s predicament is getting worse. Some American media pointed out that if Russia is cornered, they may conduct technical exchanges and cooperation with China. Although the Yasen-class nuclear submarine is far superior to the most advanced Seawolf-class nuclear submarine of the US Navy in terms of various performance indicators, the Russian Navy has only built 4 ships due to economic treaties. And China already has huge industrial capabilities, and the combination of the two countries will create a freer environment for the Russian Navy’s nuclear submarine manufacturing. At that time, China’s shipbuilding strength will become a “headache pill” that the United States cannot ignore.
China’s position is clear
In fact, since the outbreak of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, my country has always emphasized that the two sides need to negotiate a ceasefire agreement and strive for an early solution to the problem. However, the intervention of the United States and the West has made the situation more tense and increased the hidden danger of regional conflict leakage.
In addition to escalating conspiracy theories, the US media is also trying to insist on persuading Russia not to share technology with China. They claim that nuclear submarine technology is a major advantage of Russian industry. However, if they cooperate with China, they will share technology and may lose their leading position and affect the status of underwater force. Obviously, the United States is trying to prevent China’s development, but the US hegemony will be shaken, mainly because the United States is too arrogant. If the U.S. gives up pushing others into a corner, its credibility will not collapse, and if it focuses on its own strengths, it will not have to worry about being surpassed. It can only be said that it is better for the United States to calm down and think carefully about how the future should develop, instead of seizing the time to lead the war to other countries. Such an approach is meaningless to the United States.