U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs may be the issue with Chinese leaders on the South China Sea
中广网 Beijing on July 11 electricity today is the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen’s visit to China the next day. In yesterday’s interview, Mullen visits to the PLA Second Artillery Force, and Renmin University of China published an article entitled “Asian cooperative security and regional stability,” the speech.
Mullen’s four-day visit to China round trip to visit the PLA land, sea and Air Force and Second Artillery Force, today’s leaders will meet with China’s relevant. Sino-US military exchange visits between the leaders is not, Mullen’s trip to China What is the difference? Voice of China Yong-Chun Liang military observers believe that:
special meeting reflects China attaches great importance to Sino-US military relations
Moderator: Yong-Chun Liang, you good! Exchange visits between China and the U.S. armed forces has been more common, do you think the Mullen’s visit and what the difference is more in the past?
Yong-Chun Liang: From 1997 to today, any of five consecutive U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff have visited China, in general, they face an increasingly open China’s military, past When they visit, in addition to high-level talks arranged just outside the general’s visit to the contents of one to two, this time Mullen’s visit to tour our armed forces and military units of the Second Artillery Corps, the U.S. military’s top generals were able to have opportunities for close observation and all-round understanding of China’s armed forces, Gen. Mike Mullen is the first individual.
May ChenBingDe chief of staff visited the United States when the U.S. military to fully open up our armed forces units and training base, where many units also have never had to open the Chinese military, Mullen General’s visit is the visit of General Chen Bingde a return visit to a go in this round of diplomacy among the United States military has shown an unprecedented open and frank, this is the biggest difference compared with the past.
Also in Mullen previously had four U.S. military Joint Chiefs Chairman visited China, including three by the Chinese military leadership and the leadership in charge of diplomatic work carried out on other officials, and So the leaders arranged a special meeting with him, it also shows that China’s Sino-US military ties are highly valued, of course, the implementation of the military in a diplomatic context is national will, the U.S. military and diplomatic visits to the specifications of which upgrade is now actually reflects the Sino-US relations environment is further improved.
or the South China Sea involving U.S. armed forces need clear “rules of the game”
Moderator: Today, Mullen will meet with the leaders of China-related, We are concerned about the South China Sea issue, whether you think the meeting and talks on this issue?
Yong-Chun Liang: I think at this level talks the two sides should talk more about strategic issues, talk about how to make Sino-US military exchanges to achieve sustainable development, the South China Sea problem, of course certainly will be involved, because it is currently both sides are very concerned about a regional security issues, but it should be only a part of the contents of the talks, instead of topics. So were the South China Sea, just before coming to China Mullen said the U.S. military to maintain long-term presence in the South China Sea region, then the talks among the U.S. armed forces need to clear in the South China Sea “game rules”, this allows talks with a constructive, rather than just talk past each other.
In addition, we note that in the last few years, visiting senior U.S. officials with the tone of our talks are on cooperation and exchange, but they left China and other neighboring countries to visit, it tends to they talk about the China threat theory, even after Mullen’s visit to China and Japan, South Korea, of course we want to continue to observe him, then for the United States the development of Sino-US military relations need to have more sincerity and actual initiatives.(edit: SN049)
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