Department of Defense Major General: is actively preparing for the Peace Mission 2010 military exercise
2009 年 Sino-Russian joint military exercises, the PLA from the participating mass armored attack
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joint exercise from the high-level visits to joint training, from multilateral negotiations to bilateral relations, international peacekeeping from the ocean escort to and from the opening exercises to keep you updated news, China’s military diplomacy in 2009, leaving to the world is “positive”, “active”, “innovation”, “breakthrough” other impression. Department of Defense Major General Qian Lihua, director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the interview with this reporter recently, the past year the military and diplomatic work carried out such a generalization: “all-round development of foreign military military relations, deepen pragmatic exchanges and cooperation in high-rise exchanges, joint training and joint exercises, exchanges and cooperation in multilateral fields has achieved fruitful results. “
more active foreign military exchanges to deepen pragmatic and transparent
Correspondent : Please tell us about China’s military diplomacy in 2009 made important achievements.
Qian: The first high-level contacts to promote military ties. Central Military Commission vice chairman of the Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Xu, Central Military Commission, State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang and four headquarters-led visit to Russia, the United States, Japan, Australia and more than 20 countries, the Chinese Defense Ministry and the United States, Germany, Vietnam national defense departments in more than 10 times the defense and security consultations, enhance China’s military and foreign military strategic mutual trust, lay the political foundation of bilateral military relations, enrich the connotation of military diplomacy.
Second Sino-foreign joint training and joint exercises innovation. Were organized throughout the year seven Sino-foreign joint exercises or training, including China and Singapore for joint training of security forces, China and Mongolia joint training for peacekeeping troops, the armed forces of China and Gabon “peace angel” medical aid in a joint operation between China and the Russian army. ” Blue Shield of Peace “joint convoy exercise, Chinese and Romanian troops’ Friendship action” joint mountain training, are relevant in terms of military field for the first time.
third is far-reaching international multilateral activities. 60th anniversary of the new capital of China’s National Day military parade and celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Navy and Air Force as an opportunity to army organized a number of major international multilateral military exchanges, invited 102 countries military attaches, deputy military, 29 Navy senior officers, 34 Air Force leaders and their representatives to observe and attend the National Day parade, navy and air force in international forums, marine parade, air show and other activities to show the Chinese army of peace, openness, cooperation, good image.
four naval escort has made positive progress. Actively promote military Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast to escort international cooperation, in addition to foreign naval escort and fleet commanders to meet for joint convoy, joint exercises, tasks Sea coastal countries and mutual legal assistance, logistics support co-operation, also raised in Aden Bay district escort international cooperation to implement ideas, held in Beijing in the lead convoy of international cooperation and coordination meetings, won the majority of countries welcome and support.
Fifth, foreign military news release steadily. China’s Defense Ministry has organized eight annual press conference, arranged an interview with foreign media, nine troops, Defense Ministry spokesman official statement released to 13 times, and Department of Defense Web site launched trial operation, positive declaration of our national defense and armed forces of foreign policy position to properly respond to international attention, show our military openness and transparency, sincerity and self-confidence.
military cooperation relations between China and Russia to add substantive content
Reporter: “Peace Mission 2009″ joint anti-terrorism military exercise successfully as a symbol, the Russian military exchanges in 2009 further deepened. Please tell us about the development of Sino-Russian military relationship.
Qian: In 2009, the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Russia as an opportunity to promote military relations have made new progress.
high-level military exchanges between China and Russia close, the Central Military Commission vice chairman, Central Military Commission, State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang, member of the CMC, the General Armament Department Minister Chang Wanquan the successful visit to Russia; Russian Chief of Staff visit Makarov, the Russian Navy commander and deputy commander of the Air Force has come to China to attend the PLA Navy and Air Force 60th anniversary celebration. Military leaders on the current major international and regional issues are fully exchanged views on further deepening bilateral strategic cooperation and strengthen military relations reached a consensus on many issues. In particular, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his visit, China and Russia signed an informed-launched ballistic missiles and space launch vehicle of the agreement marks the political mutual trust between the two countries to a new level.
successfully held joint military exercises, practical cooperation benefits are obvious. “Peace Mission 2009″ China-Russia joint military exercises in preparation for high efficiency, drill new content, organization and implementation is good, shows the joint armed forces to fight terrorism, deal with new threats and challenges the firm determination to improve the military joint exercise command, coordination actions. Both in personnel training, border, institutions, and other air defense forces continue to maintain a positive momentum exchanges, professional exchanges and cooperation have been expanded.
Sino-Russian strategic partnership of cooperation continued to deepen, to promote rapid and healthy development of military relations, military exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in expanding bilateral relations but also adds substantial content. We believe that the current complicated international situation, the Russian armed forces to strengthen all-round, wide-area, multi-level exchanges and cooperation will help promote China-Russia strategic partnership development, and will also maintain world peace and contribute to promoting common development.
development of Sino-US military relationship must be mutual respect for each other’s core interests
Reporter: In 2009, Sino-US military relations to achieve again, and, but, in the first half of “flawless” incident, as well as the recent U.S. arms sales to Taiwan has continued to release the signal, showing that Sino-US military relationship is still facing a lot of interference. How can the Sino-US military relations does good times and bad out of the cycle?
Qian: China has always attached importance to developing Sino-US military relations, and has made positive efforts. Two heads of state to implement the improvement and development of military relations on the important consensus in 2009, we held in Beijing with the United States tenth defense consultations, working meetings and maritime military security consultations, inviting the U.S. Navy chief of operations, the Army Chief of Staff to visit China. In particular, 24 October-3 November, the Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Xu led a delegation to visit the United States to achieve positive results, the two sides reached consensus on the high-level military exchanges into a “Joint Statement”, as the steady military relations development of the foundation.
present, the Sino-US military relations opportunities and challenges, both sides need to work. China urges the U.S. side to earnestly fulfill its commitment to China, to respond to China’s security concerns seriously and take effective measures to solve the arms sales to China, sea and air surveillance and other issues, rule out the impact of barriers to the healthy development of bilateral military relations.
establishment of diplomatic relations 30 years of history has proven that mutual respect for each other’s core interests and major security concerns, is healthy and stable Sino-US military relations to achieve development. Only do this, military relations in order to get rid of “development – stagnation – and then develop – and then stagnation,” the abnormal state.
committed to maintaining regional stability and world peace
Reporter: China and neighboring countries and developing countries, military exchanges, which in 2009 has progress?
Qian: We adhere to the “with neighbors as good neighbors as partners” approach, actively develop military relations with neighboring countries, various forms of exchange and cooperation. Over the past year, the Central Military Commission, visited the headquarters led many neighboring countries, for example, Liang Minister visited the DPRK, Japan, Thailand, Chen Bingde length of a visit to South Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore. We also received more than half of neighboring countries, Secretary of Defense or the military chief to visit China. Through high-level military exchanges, consolidate the traditional friendship relations between the military, declaring my major international and regional issues in the policies and proposals to strengthen exchanges and cooperation, and reached a number of pragmatic consensus. We are also steadily advancing regional security cooperation, were held in “10 +1″, “10 +3″ framework of the ASEAN Regional Forum series of multilateral meetings, to actively create conditions for maintaining stability in the region. Korean Peninsula situation for the new changes, we have consistently advocated peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, through the foreign military exchanges actively doing all the work called for parties to maintain calm and restraint, to promote the Peninsula changed again as soon as possible.
2009, China’s military exchanges with developing countries to further expand. Africa, Latin America and the South Pacific 23 defense ministers and army chief’s visit to China, our military leaders also visited the headquarters of South Africa, Namibia, Brazil, Papua New Guinea and other countries. We held the first high-ranking officers in the Portuguese-speaking African countries, seminars, continue to organize the Latin American, Caribbean and South Pacific countries, senior military officers seminars, invited Tanzania, Brazil, Chile military delegation to China to visit see the school, and sent young army officer delegation visited Colombia, the army and developing countries to enhance mutual understanding and mutual military trust.
is actively preparing for the “Peace Mission 2010″ joint exercise
Correspondents: 2010 China’s military diplomacy, which will be a new development?
Qian: the face of complex and changing international and regional security situation, we will continue to actively conduct all-round high-level military exchanges, increase dialogue and cooperation in multilateral efforts to highlight the pragmatic exchanges and cooperation, focus on needs of national defense and army building, the relevant functional departments of the army to carry out in-depth exchange of expertise, organize joint exercises with foreign armed forces joint training, particularly in Kazakhstan do participate at the “Peace Mission 2010″ Shanghai Cooperation Organization Armed Forces joint anti-terror military exercise preparation, now I have been concerned with three rounds of consultations carried out. We will also actively promote the work of the military public diplomacy, to further increase with the national media, public communication efforts to better explain to the world the Chinese army.