U.S. Pacific commander: the United States and U.S. allies do not want a conflict between China and the United States
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WASHINGTON (reporter Tak Wing Kin) U.S. Pacific commander Locke Montreal on the 11th review the just-concluded trip to China, said China and the U.S. have common interests than differences, the United States absolutely no intention to “contain” China is committed to building a good relationship with China.
the Pentagon under the U.S. news agency the same day interview with Locke Montreal. More than 10 days before Locke Montreal to China for a four-day visit, met with officials of the Chinese Defense Minister Liang, PLA Deputy Chief of Staff Ma Xiaotian, this is the first visit to the U.S. Pacific Command in the past four years.
U.S. news agency quoted the words of Locke Montreal, took over in April this year, the U.S. Pacific Command, the promotion of Sino-US military relations and stable development as his top priority. Visit to China by the end of June, convinced him that China and the U.S. have common interests than differences between the two countries in various fields to reach a consensus.
Locke Montreal, said that China and the United States to build good relations with the fundamental interests of the countries in the world, good Sino-US military relations is essential, while the trip to China by the end of June is the step in the right direction a positive step.
He revealed that during his visit to his frank dialogue with Chinese officials, “I think the Chinese people and Americans appreciate the frank dialogue. When you tell their own views, they will tell their own views , so at least you will know where to start.
said Locke Montreal, June 27 at the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences speech, explained the new strategy of the United States re-balancing in the Asia-Pacific military power, stressed that the United States have no wish to “contain” China.
He said the U.S. strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific is trying to provide a safe environment for allies and partners, the United States believes that “China is not only a safe environment to play a role and the role will be fruitful.
Locke Montreal, stressed that the U.S. not only need to decide how to integrate into this environment, the United States and its allies must also decide how this environment, engagement with China, we can encourage China to make the right decision, or make it difficult to make the right decisions, then we must bear the consequences “.
He also said that the United States and its allies do not want the conflict in Sino-US military dialogue and exchanges, enhance cooperation and avoid misunderstanding and miscalculation, while seeking common ground while reserving differences, and build more active in U.S. military relations.
The China and the U.S. together to do this in line with our fundamental interests. With the rise of China as a regional power, and could eventually become a global economic power, the question now is how to help China in a positive way rise, thereby contributing to regional security and prosperity. “said Locke Montreal. (End)
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