Second Artillery Corps, will visit U.S. military weapons will have lunch with the Chinese pilot
in talks with the People’s Liberation Army Chief of Staff Chen Bingde, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen careful records. Xiao Zhongren photo
published July 11, according to the “Global Times” reported that the Joint Chiefs of Staff 席迈克马伦 military delegation led by 9, 39, arrived in Beijing for a visit. PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde Mullen should be invited to China as a four-day official visit. Mullen at the Renmin University of China made a speech, there are reports that he will visit the Second Artillery Corps front-line combat troops. If you make the trip, he will be the first to visit China’s Second Artillery weapons of the U.S. senior generals. Chinese Military Academy Major General Yao Yunzhu 10, “Global Times” reporter, said Mullen’s visit to China from the beginning of a series of Sino-US military exchanges in the latest in a movement, it marks the Sino-US military relations back on track. Mullen is the Chief of Staff Chen Bingde a return visit in May this year, the Chinese side attaches great importance to Mullen’s visit and give a high standard of hospitality that the Chinese armed forces to strengthen China-US military relations have great faith, and pay very great effort.
10 pm, Mullen at Renmin University of China published a report entitled “cooperative security and stability in Asia,” speech. In his address he stressed that the U.S. is a “Pacific nation”, its national security, economic prosperity and Asia are closely related. “Like China, the United States is and will also be a Pacific power, we will continue to strengthen their interests in the region and the alliance.”
He said that although China in the region growing influence, but that does not mean weakening of the role the United States. Because “the United States also benefit from the rise of China.” As for Sino-US military relations, Mullen expressed the hope that this relationship is “healthy, stable and reliable”, and military exchanges will not change the political climate changed.
students make in answering the question of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, Mullen said the United States’s strategic intent is to promote stability in the region. “We will not change the one-China policy, but the United States against China (mainland) Taiwan should be an obligation, we will seek a balance.”
reported, according to the schedule, 11 am, Chen Bingde will be held at the Bayi Building a pedestrian on Mullen’s welcoming ceremony, after the two sides will hold talks and met with reporters after the meeting. 11 pm, Mullen will meet with the Central Military Commission vice chairman and Defense Minister Liang. Since then, Mullen and his party in Beijing, Shandong and Zhejiang, and visit the PLA Second Artillery Corps of the armed military units.
Mullen rate of a large delegation to visit the Western media attention. AFP 10, said it was four years chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff first visit. In 2007, Mullen’s predecessor, visited China in Perth. Mullen is also my last visit in 2007, when he served as Navy chief of operations.
Reuters said Mullen’s visit in U.S. military circles belonging to the normal visits. Since early last year to U.S. $ 6.3 billion in Taiwan arms sales, the breakdown of US-China military relations, this visit is to close military ties between the two countries is another sign. Obama announced last year, when arms sales to Taiwan, Mullen has called for the military to maintain the normal contacts between the two countries to enhance mutual trust and avoid misunderstanding each other.
Radio France Internationale, 10, said Mullen’s visit coincided with the South China Sea when the increasingly tense atmosphere. Last week the U.S. sent the missile destroyer to the South China Sea near the Philippines joint military exercise held in 11 days. In addition, the U.S. 9th along with Japan and Australia in Brunei’s coastal waters, joint military exercises held in the waters south of the South China Sea.
Singapore “Lianhe Zaobao” analysis, Mullen’s visit to China the most attention is that he will visit the Second Artillery Corps front-line combat troops. If you make the trip, Mullen will be the first to visit China’s Second Artillery weapons of senior U.S. generals. In January, the then U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to visit China when he visited the Second Artillery headquarters. “Lianhe Zaobao,” said China’s Second Artillery Corps is responsible for managing the intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads and medium-range ballistic missiles.
“This is a full display and access the contact depth.” Yao Yunzhu 10, “Global Times” reporter, said Mullen will visit the armed and the Second Artillery line of advanced weaponry and elite troops, lunch with the Chinese pilot, etc. These allow Mullen opportunity with the Chinese military rank and direct. Yao Yunzhu that this showed the Chinese military more self-confident, open and transparent.
for Mullen to speak in Chinese colleges and universities with teacher-student interaction, Yao Yunzhu that such an arrangement for Mullen more comprehensive understanding of Chinese society, the Chinese people and young people. “This previously rare visit to the United States Army generals, should be regarded as another bright spot.” In addition, this arrangement is also a lot of high-level meeting. According to Yao Yunzhu introduced, not only with the Chief of Staff, CMC Vice Chairman and Secretary of Defense talks and meetings, Mullen will work with military commanders and other senior generals at the meeting. Experts believe that, although both sides are to restore and strengthen military relations efforts, the development of military relations between the two countries remains difficult. Yao Yunzhu said military ties are still as fast as expected, power is impeding the U.S. side, arms sales to Taiwan is one of the most pressing problems. (In the British newspaper the reporter Twins special correspondent segment Cong Cong Ji Wang Zhao Kun)
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