U.S. Admiral: U.S. should establish a mechanism to avoid hostilities warships
data for: U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Timothy Keating
newspaper writer Qiu Yongzheng
2 22 May, the United States, “Honolulu Advertiser” and the 19 British “Financial Times” published an article revealed the U.S. Pacific Command (Pacific headquarters) in Hong Kong before the commander Admiral Timothy Keating said he intends to promote the four aspects of Sino-US military exchanges between China and the U.S. warships, including the establishment of avoid hostile mechanism.
four areas to promote Sino-US military exchanges
2 18, Admiral Timothy Keating said in Hong Kong, the U.S. Pacific is committed to the four aspects of restoration and promotion of Sino-US military exchanges, including a number of the admiral, “hands.”
explore various properties of communication channels. Keating said his addition to the “courtesy” of public appearances, but also with the PLA’s senior military officers who held an informal meeting. In fact, Sino-US military exchanges in addition to formal channels, but also expand the number of informal channels. He held round-table talks with the Hong Kong correspondent, said he has reason to believe Beijing is ready to resume military exchanges with the United States. A reporter asked him why, Admiral Timothy Keating reluctant to provide details but said the two sides now have a third-party “non-direct but certainly not wrong,” the channels of communication.
strengthen the “people person” communication. Keating said the three Chinese warships in the Gulf of Aden has been an anti-piracy mission, the Chinese captain to communicate regularly with the U.S. Navy. Keating himself with the Chinese military conducted a “hotline communication”, the delivery of assistance that the U.S. military when the China earthquake relief supplies. However, Keating believed that the U.S. military should be strengthened, “people person” communication. Speaking in Beijing, he visited a Chinese senior military officer, he saw the officer’s desk there are several phones, so hope to be a “direct dialogue” private phone number, Keating said: “The Chinese who general answer ‘no private phone number’, it makes me very frustrated. “
willing to cross-strait military exchanges as” matchmaker. ” Keating said he was too willing to headquarters in Hawaii for the cross-strait military officers to create a “face to face” communication opportunities. To ease tensions across the Taiwan Strait is U.S. priority, Keating said he was more relaxed atmosphere of the Taiwan Strait, “encouraging”, particularly the cross-strait direct flights and the exchange of animals.
the two countries to establish the mechanism of warships is essential to avoid hostility. Keating advocate China and U.S. to resume military dialogue and exchanges “between the two sides benefit,” thereby reducing the possibility of military crisis or conflict. Keating said the U.S. wanted to build against the current U.S. hostile incidents at sea agreement mechanism. In the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union had reached an agreement, the two sides do not have guns aimed at each other’s warships, warplanes flew over the other ships were not over. Now, the two sides of the ship should also establish a similar mechanism, but it is still “the most elementary stage.”
show more sincerity to be the United States
Sino-US military exchanges and off for more than a decade, but the Bush administration announced in October last year to sell 6.5 billion U.S. weapons interrupted. The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced during his visit to China and the U.S. will resume this month, “the military dialogue.” However, military observers believe that the U.S. should resume substantive military exchanges, I am afraid that the United States have yet to show more sincerity, how to deal with issues such as arms sales to the mainland was so satisfied.
According to the U.S. “Air Force Times” reported on the 19th, Taiwan has a “legislator” a senior aide said, the U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin agreed to sell Taiwan $ 1.3 billion in total value of 12 aircraft P-3C anti-submarine aircraft. Reported, the sources told Japan’s Kyodo News said, “This transaction was carried out smoothly, the final stage.” Contracts will be signed later this month, has been approved by the U.S. Congress.
“Air Force Times” reported that on February 12, U.S. National Intelligence director Claire Denis hinted at a Senate Committee meeting in Washington to sell Taiwan more weapons. The former is too Commander, said: “Taiwan can not be breakdowns in military preparations, or can only take orders from the mainland, we will provide more help to maintain the military balance between the two sides.” Taiwan’s former “deputy defense minister,” Lin said, although this arms program as early as Obama as president have been identified before, but the deal still marks the Obama ready to enhance Taiwan’s defense commitments. “To continue arms sales to Taiwan in line with U.S. interests in the region.”
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