Mullen said the U.S. intention to build new military bases in the South China Sea (Figure)
7 11, Central Military Commission, General Chen Bingde, chief of staff at the Bayi Building this morning with visiting U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Lord 席迈克尔马伦 met with reporters and answered questions from reporters. Li Xiaowei She
Defense Network Beijing July 11, Zheng Luo Xinhua correspondent reported: Central Military Commission, Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde with the U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Michael Mullen ? morning held at the Bayi Building will meet the media and answered questions from reporters.
● China-US military relations came to the world a positive signal
Mullen said: “Now is the move to achieve our two heads of state on development of consensus, when military relations if the United States is not prepared to do so, I would not come to China. “
visit from May this year, Chen Bingde Mullen’s visit to China, but now more than a month interval, In the history of Sino-US military exchanges, so an unprecedented high-level visits frequently. In this regard, Chen Bingde said that this came to the world a positive signal to the development of military relations. Chen Bingde said that in the size range of talks today, I mainly on the South China Sea with Mullen, the U.S. attitude toward political leaders, network security and China’s military development have been discussed and reached consensus on many, but there are also differences. “I have the responsibility and obligation to Mullen military relations between the two countries contribute to the development.”
Mullen on the trip to China spoke highly of. He said that although just over half of the visit to China, but “has been felt worthwhile trip.” The two sides held in the Gulf of Aden to carry out joint anti-piracy exercises and humanitarian relief and disaster mitigation and other issues to discuss joint exercises many of the details. As a leadership role in the world, the two countries, the United States to jointly address global challenges is very important, so we need to strive to build a good military relations. “We, or out of the way, or head to seize; or entangled in each other’s narrow interests and suspicion, or to find ways to enhance transparency and to carry out more practical cooperation to address our common challenges.” Mullen said: ” Now we move to achieve is the development of military relations between the two heads of state consensus on when, if the United States is not prepared to do so, I would not come to China. “
● China’s military strength in recent years development of a compensatory development
ChenBingDe that visited the United States in May this year, I see the gap between China and the U.S. military said a “very sad.” In fact, after that there I did not say a word, can now tell you. “If the U.S. military each year to invest a little less, to use the money elsewhere, that the American people and people around the world will bring more benefits.”
a reporter’s question at the next session , talked about the situation of China’s military growth, said Chen Bingde, although China’s military power developed rapidly in recent years, but have to see China in the past for a long time policy of “armed forces to be patient” policy, China’s military power is now growth is compensatory. Currently, the U.S. defense budget is 700 billion U.S. dollars, China’s defense spending is more than 8000 billion yuan. China is now the weapons than the United States still lag behind the overall level of 20 to 30 years.
ChenBingDe said, visited the United States in May this year, I see the gap between China and the U.S. military said a “very sad.” In fact, after that there I did not say a word, can now tell you. “If the U.S. military each year to invest a little less, to use the money elsewhere, that the American people and people around the world will bring more benefits.”
● China has the ability to properly deal with the South China Sea, the United States do not have to worry about
“a respect for others who can be respected by others; a respect other countries’ national, to be his country’s respect.” ChenBingDe stressed that the current in the U.S. hard-won momentum of development of military relations, both sides cherish.
In response to the South China Sea issue, Mullen said the U.S. military has no intention to establish new military bases in the South China Sea, the U.S. concern is the issue of free navigation in the South China Sea region. In this regard, Chen Bingde, said China’s South China Sea Islands and adjacent waters has indisputable sovereignty. Freedom of navigation in the South China Sea region has never been a problem, China and neighboring countries have the ability and wisdom to properly handle South China Sea issue, the United States do not have to worry about, not to worry.
ChenBingDe said that although the United States repeatedly expressed intention to intervene in the South China Sea dispute, but in fact the United States preaches. Especially in the first period of time, the U.S. has with Vietnam, the Philippines engaged in a joint military exercise in South China Sea, although in the past also been engaged, but engaged in exercises in this sensitive period is extremely inappropriate. “A respect for others who can be respected by others; a respect other countries’ national, to be his country’s respect.” ChenBingDe stressed that the current Sino-US military relations between the hard-won momentum of development, both sides cherish.(edit: SN038)
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