Defense Minister Liang: China-US relations are facing new development opportunities
1 10 May, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang held a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Taoshe
Zhongguang Wang, Beijing, January 10, 2007 (correspondent Yong-Chun Liang) The Voice of China “CNR News” reported this morning, State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang at the Bayi Building visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates held talks, the details of the talks we are the scene immediately connect CCTV reporter Yong-Chun Liang.
Moderator: Please tell us about the situation.
Reporter: Talks still ongoing process, just as Bill Gates in the Liang held a welcoming ceremony, the two sides immediately entered the talks process, Liang said in the talks, China-US relations is the world’s most important bilateral relationships, and the Sino-US military ties are an important part of bilateral relations, he highlighted that the current Sino-US relations are facing new development opportunities, but also there are some difficulties and challenges, both sides to work together to deal with. He put forward four basic principles that respect, mutual trust, reciprocity and mutual benefit. Gates said in the dialogue which, he said, and his visit 30 years ago, his first visit to China when Sino-US military relations have undergone tremendous changes, he always believed that Sino-US cooperation and dialogue security interests of both countries, he pointed out that China both leaders agreed that a stronger military relations are very important, so he will do everything we can to achieve the aspirations of the two heads of state and in many areas, the U.S. armed forces have common interests can cooperate. Now the talks under way, after the talks Liang and Gates also held a joint conference reporter, the latest situation report will be sent back at any time.