U.S. Joint Chiefs chairman, said China-US mutual trust within a whisker of the author
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World Wide Web intern reporter Zhao Xiaoxia reports should invite the PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde, U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Michael Mullen and his party had earlier this month ? visit. Shortly after returning home, Mullen, wrote entitled “China to build confidence one step,” the editorial comment on Sino-US relations. Mullen pointed out that Sino-US military relationship is one of the most important relationship, but because of misunderstandings and mistrust, the relationship and the most challenging. The United States must seize the opportunity to reduce suspicion, as soon as possible with China to achieve “strategic mutual trust.”
United States, “New York Times” on July 26 published the full text article Mullen. The paper believes that the two countries in order to achieve “strategic trust”, the U.S. should pay attention to two solution, namely, “communication” and “concerned about the common ground.”
Mullen said the two countries is only through communication, both in the military misunderstandings will disappear, “This is why in May this year, I invited Mr. Chen Bingde visit, later visit to China two weeks ago the reason. ” In the meantime, the U.S. side has demonstrated performance and predator surveillance aircraft live-fire exercises – this is a breakthrough in bilateral relations; In order that “feedback”, China also demonstrated to the U.S. side of China’s newest submarine, SU- 27 fighter aircraft and anti-terrorism drills. Mullen said: “I talk with Mr. Chen Bingde very honest and forthright.”
Mullen also said, followed by the two countries need to pay more attention to each other have in common. The two countries have much in common – the two are coastal states, has a long coastline, the two economies are dependent on the smooth flow of trade; both countries face from drug smuggling, piracy, weapons of mass destruction such threats; both countries want peace in the Korean peninsula and Pakistan can; both countries recognize the international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief need.
the same time, the two countries also need to face common challenges and can work together to plan, train – or even one day can be done side by side with various types of mission. However, including this year with the Gulf of Aden to combat piracy, and the two countries in this regard is almost no progress in the program.
Mullen said, “frank and honest” is to build strategic mutual trust between the two countries needed quality. Military relations between the two countries have only recently begun to ease. Prior to the bilateral relations are always in the “diplomatic” and “contradictions friction” between swing, which is why the United States President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao that improve military ties between the two countries is so important. Mullen also stressed that some people think that “Sino-US cooperation, China is more income,” he does not endorse this view. He said: “bilateral relations are very important and should not be based on speculation and not blindly trust that.”
Finally, Mullen called on the U.S. “should seize the good opportunity to reduce the suspicion of bilateral relations, enhance transparency, look at each other and pay more attention to their common challenges. ” And these are the “Sino-US strategic mutual trust between the two countries established a good start.”(edit: SN049)