Yellow Sea crisis: US aircraft carrier battle group encircles our nuclear submarine, standoff for three days and nights


In 1994, a Chinese submarine returned from a far-sea training mission, a training mission as usual, until, at sea level, it spotted the faint outline of the American Carrier strike group Kitty Hawk.In 1994, a US aircraft carrier battle group surrounded a Chinese nuclear submarine and the two sides faced off for three days and nights.In the 1990s, the international landscape shifted again — with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world’s largest socialist state, and the collapse of the bipolar structure that had held for decades after World War II.The United States has finally achieved what it wanted, and there is no other country on the planet that has the power to challenge it, except for a country that is developing at a very fast pace, China.After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States’ biggest imaginary enemy changed from the Soviet Union to China.Sino-us relations also fell to the lowest point with the incident of the Yinhe search and the sale of F16 fighter jets by the US to Taiwan. The two sides had already stopped all military exchanges.In October 1994, in response to North Korea’s operational nuclear program, the U.S. Western Pacific Fleet sent the Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier strike group into the Yellow Sea to blockade the West coast of North Korea to put pressure on Pyongyang.Under international conventions, parts of the Yellow Sea are international waters that are not administered by any country.Any country, even the United States, is supposed to notify neighboring countries of its actions in advance.But how can a triumphant America remember that?Rules are meant to bind the weak, and the Americans broke an international convention by jumping into the Yellow Sea without warning.Unfortunately it didn’t turn out the way they thought it would — the US was cruising along the border of China’s territorial waters when it encountered a nuclear attack submarine of our navy.But instead of giving way, the U.S. military seemed to claim credit for an anti-submarine attack.After determining the US aircraft carrier, the Chinese submarine sank and contacted for support while the US aircraft carrier moved closer and closer, biting the submarine’s rear.Until our country sent the air force arrived at the scene, the American aircraft carrier also immediately flew fighter jets, and our troops distant confrontation, the two sides of the troops at daggers drawn, this confrontation lasted three days and three nights.The Kitty Hawk strike Group is not a single aircraft carrier, but a large battle group consisting of two cruisers, two destroyers, two nuclear attack submarines and integrated support ships.The standoff ended when the U.S. carrier fully left Chinese territorial waters.This is the famous Yellow Sea confrontation between the US and China, also known as the “Yellow Sea Crisis”.The impact of the incident and the subsequent confrontation of the “Yellow Sea Crisis” has attracted extensive attention from the world, and even more so, the high-level officials of both China and the United States attach great importance to it.The United States considers it the most explosive encounter in the Western Pacific since World War II.In November 1994, US Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney visited China for consultations to prevent similar incidents from happening again.After the Yellow Sea crisis, China also stepped up the improvement of submarines and the study of aircraft carrier tactics, to prevent similar incidents from happening again after China has no countermeasures.Compared with the endurance of carrier-borne aircraft, the endurance of Chinese fighter jets is too short.And in the short time cannot develop aircraft carrier premise, Our country can only carry on certain degree of improvement to the existing submarine, let it become the best weapon to deal with aircraft carrier.It was not until 2004, when the technology made a breakthrough, that China’s nuclear submarines appeared on the high seas again.The aftermath of the Yellow Sea crisis was small, but prolonged, and there were many confrontations between The United States and China.On March 8, 2009, for example, the USNS Intrepid was confronted by five Chinese vessels.It was hard to understand why an American surveillance ship was in Chinese waters until an anonymous American official later admitted that the Intrepid was indeed gathering intelligence in the South China Sea.From April 7 to April 8, 2009, the USS Victory and uss Loyalty also had confrontations with Chinese fishing boats.In May 2009, the Victorious entered our waters again and confronted Chinese fishing boats.Behind the surface, is the “Yellow Sea crisis” of China’s rise just a simple confrontation?Looking at the essence through the appearance, we can detect many different factors from the “Yellow Sea crisis”.China is no longer the weak new superpower. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, this new superpower has been dazzling the world with its brilliance and strength.China has begun to rise, whether it is industrial, economic, technological, or military, and it has the data to raise eyebrows in the US, and with the inherent barriers to technological development now gone, China’s navy will one day grow into a behemoth capable of challenging THE US at sea.Indeed, since 2000, China’s science and technology has entered the fast lane, and all kinds of experimental results have exploded like a blowout.Over the years, China’s satellites, missiles, fighter jets, navigation systems and space stations have all been developed to a certain extent, and the most important thing is that China has its own aircraft carrier construction technology.On September 25, 2012, China’s first aircraft carrier officially completed construction and sea trials, and was entrusted to the Chinese Navy. It was named Liaoning.The birth of Liaoning means that China thoroughly possesses the potential to challenge the US maritime hegemony, and is gradually turning this potential into strength.And the US is not going to sit back and watch that happen.They stepped up their intelligence surveillance on China, which is why there were so many boat confrontations between The US and China after the Yellow Sea Crisis, which is why they are called the aftermath of the Yellow Sea Crisis.The cause of these events was America’s struggle for maritime hegemony.Summary: The Yellow Sea crisis has enhanced our country’s attention to the maritime field, so that our military and people thoroughly understand that the future hegemony, will be the hegemony of sea power.The world was indeed spiraling upward, and in the age of great Navigation, maritime supremacy was a necessary condition for economic growth.In World War I, land supremacy was the most important issue.During and after World War II, air supremacy became a key determinant of war.After the appearance of aircraft carriers, the form of war has returned to the struggle for sea power.Indeed, as resources on land are being discovered and explored, the future of economic growth must be harnessing resources below the surface.This is also the enlightenment of the Incident to the Chinese people after the Yellow Sea crisis: it is incumbent on the people to defend Chinese waters!

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