Mullen’s visit to China and the U.S. military said US-Japan military exercises near the South Australian time coincidence
5 18, visiting the United States People’s Liberation Army General Staff Long Chen Bingde (right) and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen held a joint press conference at the Pentagon. Xinhua News Agency reporters Wang Feng and Feng She
trip joint military exercises with the United States, Japan and Australia time coincidence, the South China Sea dispute or become serious conflict
comprehensive Xinhua News Agency Xinhua China PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde invitation, Joint Chiefs of Staff 席迈克马伦 line 10 morning arrived in Beijing to visit China. It is reported that this visit aims to establish security dialogue with Beijing, but the U.S. Navy warship to participate in military exercises near the South China Sea issue, are likely to exacerbate tensions.
According to reports, during Mullen’s visit to China, the Chinese state and military leaders will meet with him, he held a welcoming ceremony for Chen Bingde, and Mullen held talks and met the size range of reporters. The two sides will further develop Sino-US military relations, international and regional security situation and other issues of common concern to fully exchange views. Mullen and his party will also visit Shandong and Zhejiang to visit the Chinese military units.
ChenBingDe Mullen’s visit is a return visit in May this year, is also Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to the first visit to China. Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said earlier that the military exchanges this year, Mullen’s visit to China is an important project, China expects positive results of this visit. Yang Yujun, said U.S. military leaders meet regularly on bilateral military relations issues related to maintaining communication and coordination, help increase mutual understanding and trust, expand consensus and promote cooperation to jointly maintain cooperative relations between the two armies and in the right direction.
exercise and Mullen visited just “coincidence”?
According to the U.S. “The Wall Street Journal” Web site reported on July 9, the disputed South China Sea of ??tension, which may be the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen distract him during the visit attention. The visit aims to promote the recent thaw in bilateral military relations and further development.
reported, Mullen 10, arrived in Beijing early morning, U.S. media reported military exercises for a low-key, military spokesman also played down as much as possible the contents of exercise, the exercise as “just a small area for low-level exercise. ” U.S. forces also stressed that the exercise, and Mullen’s visit is just a “coincidence”, Mullen’s visit to China military exercises will not cause unpleasant atmosphere, although relations between the South China Sea to the increase in tension, but to strengthen China-US military relations, consensus is still the mainstream.
joint US-Japanese want to internationalize the South China Sea
According to reports, the Japanese government has frequent movement, the United States will want to join forces the internationalization of the South China Sea to China pressure.
According to Japan’s Kyodo Net reported on July 9, the Japanese government to enhance China’s military influence in the South expressed concern about the situation, that will work to strengthen the mechanisms for international discussion. Japan hopes the United States through this problem together international, checks and balances on the issue of sovereignty in the South China Sea to the Philippines and Vietnam continue to put pressure on China. The “Asahi Shimbun” reported also said the recent China and some Southeast Asian countries around the South China Sea issue of sovereignty between the tension rising, the joint military exercises aimed at the common contain China.
Japanese media also said that Japan and the U.S. held in June this year Japan-US Security Consultative Committee in reaching a common strategic goal which made it clear that China will focus on marine activities, to maintain maritime security, and strengthen the Japan-US-Australian defense cooperation the three countries.
“peaceful rise of China has a positive sense of the world”
According to Xinhua News Agency Xinhua Joint Chiefs of Staff 席迈克马伦 10 In a speech at Renmin University of China, said US-China military dialogue will help both sides enhance mutual trust, reduce false positives, to solve the common challenges facing the two countries, he expects the United States and the interaction between the two armies will be more and more.
Mullen in its report entitled “Asian cooperative security and regional stability” in his speech that this year, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China in January and May Chen Bingde chief’s visit, very fruitful. He said Chen Bingde During the visit, both sides reiterated the “healthy, stable and reliable” military relations on the overall importance of the relationship between the two countries. Mullen said that with China’s military growth, he expects the U.S. military will be more interactive, and hope that the two armies continued to carry out “depth and breadth of contacts.” Mullen also mentioned in his speech, the United States are now in a period of change, the rise of China does not mean the decline of the United States. “A rising and peaceful China, the world has a positive meaning.” He said that the world of good order and prosperity of Asia, the U.S. and China can not do without a common power and prosperity.
Mullen for the future development of bilateral relations put forward three proposals: First, mutual respect, and second, focus on regional and global, third is the future. “We should face the future not the past. Ten years ago, China has been very different, the next decade, it will continue to change.” Mullen said. Mullen also mentioned in his speech, the future of the U.S. armed forces will be in the fight against piracy, humanitarian relief and disaster mitigation actions to strengthen cooperation.(edit: SN049)
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