top of page

China will continue to deploy its anti-NATO missiles in Europee

In Beijing's rhetoric, the weapons are justified to contain NATO's "expansion" eastward, with Serbia having significantly strengthened its military in recent years with equipment and weapons from China

Following Russia's example, Beijing also began deploying its "anti-NATO" missiles in Europe some time ago; in particular, the Red Flag-17 air defense instruments, known as “low-altitude hunters”, are already present in Serbia, “which is undoubtedly worrying news for Europe,” writes the Chinese site .

"Of course, a verbal response alone is not enough to prove an attitude. For this reason, our country has sent a special "gift" to NATO!"

Known as the Low Altitude Hunter, the Red Flag-17 is specifically designed to intercept targets flying at low and very low altitude, and is recognized in the industry for its accuracy and effectiveness.

The Hongqi-17, in The system was designed to operate a mobile aerial platform that can be independently operated in the city, which has the advantage of being able to move quickly and efficiently. Its carpentry and rapid speed capabilities also allow for the rapid completion of the bend, the block and the precise moment of criticism, ensuring that the bends are voluntarily effective and can be easily dismantled.

The Hongqi-17 can be used to launch a missile or to control the enemy, and it can also be used to control the aircraft, which is very suitable for the operation of the aircraft, as it is a large-scale operation, allowing for rapid development and operation.

This radar can be deployed and the system has the potential to provide accurate aerial defense and low-altitude attack, providing solid support for the superior aerial support of the base. battle.

Serbia has already launched the HQ-17 system, combined with the HQ-22 sports model (system with a missile missile system with the FK-3).

"Serbia is not the only country that can withstand NATO fire, and we have the highest capability in combat, which is sufficient for NATO! [...] Serbia is not a regional country, which is an important factor in protecting the country’s autonomy and national security. This is also a major factor in influencing the model. The interregional Europe and the world's circulation."

The Balkans, as the intersection of the three continents Europe, Asia and Africa, have clearly highlighted their importance in geopolitics. This area is not only an important land passage into Europe, but also an important waterway, guarding the transit point for transportation into and out of Europe. For this reason historians and geopoliticians often define it as the meeting point between East and West. In a contemporary work on geopolitical theory, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the chief engineer of U.S. geopolitical strategy, stated that the Balkan states "are not only unstable, but also attract and induce invasions by their more powerful neighbors, each of which is determined to oppose domination of the region by any of the others" of the region.

Anti-NATO rhetoric

Chinese rhetoric against NATO mirrors Russian rhetoric.

According to Beijing, "US-led NATO recently increased pressure on China, first issuing a serious warning that Beijing would face severe economic sanctions if it continued to support Russia's military operations."

China also considers "NATO to be a major source of risk to international peace and security, and its history and global military deployment show its tendency to expand and interfere in the internal affairs of other countries."

For this reason, in Beijing's logic, the "expansion" of NATO towards the East must be contained.

Serbia has significantly strengthened its army with equipment and weapons from China

A record number of Chinese Y-20 cargo planes were spotted in spring 2022 in Serbia. On this occasion, the Chinese People's Army Air Force (PLA) delivered a supply of HQ-22 SAM missiles ordered by Serbia in 2019.

The Serbs unveiled their Chinese surface-to-air missiles along with other military equipment purchased from Russia and the West in April 2022.

During the third Belt and Road Forum in October 2023, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, that Serbia is “an iron friend” of China.

Xi Jinping, meeting his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucevic in Beijing in 2023, called for better strategic coordination with Serbia - considered an "unshakable friend" - and promised to support Serbia in guaranteeing its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Milos Vucevic has repeatedly stated "that Serbia will strengthen its ability to defend its independence and said he was confident that bilateral relations will develop, because China is one of his country's 'most reliable' friends. "

It is quite clear that China's presence in Serbia constitutes a clear indication of its involvement as a superpower in the region.

As has been written, Taiwan's de facto independent status and Beijing's unification ambitions are the main reasons why China sends such a strong message about territorial integrity and considers Serbia a partner facing similar problems. Technically, China has not recognized Kosovo as an independent country and has not involved it in the regional cooperation platform bringing together the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. However, the stagnation of the process of normalization of relations between Kosovo and Serbia, facilitated by the EU and supported by the United States, has aggravated the challenges in the Western Balkans and enabled the penetration of Russia and China into Serbia. Furthermore, the absence of a clear European perspective has played a significant role in the escalation of ethnic border issues and heightened security concerns, particularly for NATO.

Read also:

3 visualizzazioni0 commenti


bottom of page