Meifang Zhang will visit this North Sea Fleet, and visited the frigate diesel-electric submarines
Original title: Panetta today will visit the North Sea Fleet
19 morning, U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta’s visit to the People’s Liberation Army Armored Force Engineering Institute. After visiting the institutions, Panetta speech. Speech, Panetta recalled the development of Sino-US military relations, and the United States to “return to the Asia-Pacific strategic thinking. After his speech, he also answered questions from students on the Sino-US relations, arms sales to Taiwan and other regional hot issues
arrangements Panetta at the end of the visit in Beijing, the 20th will go Qingdao, visited the North Sea Fleet, boarded the Chinese navy frigates and diesel-powered submarines to visit. Panetta will become history, the first U.S. Defense Secretary to visit the headquarters of the North Sea Fleet, which is seen as symbolic moment in China and the United States to enhance a closer military relationship and mutual show of military transparency.
RAND Corporation senior analyst of East Asian security issues Xilapake believe that Panetta overwhelmed visit a Chinese naval base, which is a good sign, “which show the Chinese and U.S. armed forces for maintaining good relations also has a clear understanding of the importance. “
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