Xi hoped that Sino-US military relations between the military and political basis for maintaining good
1 10 afternoon, the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau Standing Committee State Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing met with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates. China news agency reporters Song Ji and He She
China news agency, Beijing, January 10 (Reporter Tao Shelan) – China National Vice President Xi Jinping, 10, met with visiting U.S. ? Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the Sino-US military relations are bilateral relations in more sensitive areas of complex factors, hoping the two defense departments safeguard the political foundation of bilateral military relations and ensure a healthy and stable military relations track.
Xi Jinping said that China and the U.S. are the world’s major countries with important influence. In recent years, joint efforts, China-US relations have maintained a good momentum of stable development. A healthy and stable Sino-US relations for the two countries and the world are very important. Under the new situation, the two sides should trust each other, help each other, work together to respond to growing global challenges, share development opportunities, to better benefit the two countries and peoples of the world.
Xi said Sino-US military ties are an important part of bilateral relations, relations between the two countries in more sensitive areas of complex factors. The development of military relations must build and maintain a stable and reliable political base, which is mutual respect for sovereignty, security and development interests. Hope that the two defense departments to take effective measures to safeguard the political foundation of bilateral military relations, military relations to ensure a healthy and stable track.
Xi Jinping on the Taiwan issue expounded China’s principled position, briefed the guests on China adheres to peaceful development of the situation.
Gates said, Recently, the U.S. and China in a series of international and regional issues in close coordination and cooperation and achieved many results. The U.S. side attaches great importance to US-China relations, very much looking forward to President Hu Jintao’s upcoming state visit to the United States.
Gates of the visit on US-Chinese military relations are satisfied with the important consensus reached, said it would join with China in promoting US-China military exchanges and cooperation in various fields, Gates also discussed international and regional views on hot issues.
Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang, PLA Deputy Chief of Staff Ma Xiaotian, Deputy Foreign Minister Cui, and U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman, attended the meeting.