Media said the Sino-US military exchanges pause several times during the tense relations
Data for: July 26, the main U.S. Naval warships formation 13 military exercises in the Sea of ??Japan.
BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) Singapore, “Lianhe Zaobao” 8 published an editorial, “China and the U.S. to resume military exchanges is a good thing.” The article said that China and the United States decided to resume the interrupted earlier this year between the two countries bilateral military exchange relations. A long-standing bilateral relations between the military exchanges, military exchanges interrupted, not conducive to the urgent need for a peaceful and stable external environment for China’s ongoing economic development, is also not welcomed by the United States. The resumption of military exchanges between the two countries will be able to carry out a number of both beneficial to both countries but also conducive to regional and international security substantive cooperation.
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China and the United States decided to resume the interrupted earlier this year between the two countries bilateral military exchange relations. The two ministers will be held on 12 May by the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, the first start of the “ASEAN plus eight long enlarged meeting of the national defense” (the “10 plus eight defense ministers meeting”), the meeting was held on the sidelines.
bilateral military exchanges with a long history, according to the Chinese scholar Yang Kai analysis, since the United States in 1979 established diplomatic ties, bilateral military exchanges can be roughly divided into three stages: 1, 1980 the two countries to face the Soviet military threat of the “honeymoon period”; Second, in the 1990s after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, their common security interests no longer exist, the United States but China as the “Challenger” and “ups” period; three, 21 century, the United States in the Asia Pacific region have common security interests and maintain regional peace, prevent regional military conflict between the two countries have become major concerns of the “critical period.”
the past three decades of bilateral exchanges, to find that this relationship has not been easy, but the good times and bad. In the meantime, take the initiative to break the United States have occurred in the exchange, for example, June 5, 1989 President Bush announced sanctions on China, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney immediately announced the suspension of the original plan of the Chinese navy commander Zhang Lianzhong and Defense Minister Qin Jiwei of visit arrangements, bilateral military exchanges since then interrupted for five years, until 1994 through the People’s Liberation Army Deputy Chief of Staff Xu Huizi and U.S. Defense Secretary Perry has visits, high-level military exchanges resumed.
this latest interruption of bilateral military exchanges, because the Obama administration notified Congress in January, will sell $ 6.4 billion (about S $ 8.7 billion) in arms to Taiwan, China reach core interests, China announced the suspension of bilateral military exchanges project, the basic stop-US military exchanges in recent months.
Unfortunately, during the pause in the Sino-US military exchanges, occurred several times in the region that strained relations between the events. The two countries in the “days of the ship incident”, announced that it will hold joint military exercises in the Yellow Sea. Sino-US military relations have become strained.
the other hand, this period also occurred in the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stand on the South China Sea issue, noting that with U.S. national interests, lead to Sino-US diplomatic discord.
not difficult to imagine, let the United States between the two countries if such a tense state continues, without thought to remedy, is bound to worsen relations between the two countries. This is not conducive to an urgent need for a peaceful and stable external environment for China’s ongoing economic development, is also not welcomed by the United States.
7 end of the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Steinberg executive in Washington, “Nixon Center,” speech, made it clear that the US-China military relations is the lack of sustained tension on the occasion of Asia, both countries face The main challenge. Hence, both an ongoing and deepening bilateral military talks is necessary.
9 month, U.S. deputy assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Duoni Long and Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council to visit China at the same time, be seen as a sign of warming Sino-US relations. At that time, there were the American media, the Pentagon is actively dialogue with China, hoping to restart bilateral military exchanges.
Chinese Defense Ministry announced the day before yesterday, the Chinese Defense Minister Liang and U.S. Defense Secretary in the “10 plus eight defense ministers meeting,” held at the sidelines of the meeting, apparently the Chinese side on bilateral military exchanges the United States hopes to restart the positive response . Hope to resume military exchanges between the two countries, will be able to carry out a number of both beneficial to both countries but also conducive to regional and international security substantive cooperation.
post is, therefore, to establish long-term stable Sino-US bilateral military exchanges between the two countries can only strengthen and develop the common security interests as a starting point, while China’s “Harmonious World” concept may well be after the two countries after the formation of a consensus to promote bilateral military exchanges, including bilateral relations, including the guiding principles.