U.S. embassy agent: Sino-US military exchanges should be normalized
U.S. embassy charge d’affaires Wang Xiaomin,” Global Times “interview. (Li Yingshe)
in Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to leave the end of April, the first Chinese ambassador to the United States in July arrival of Locke between native of Fujian Province, was born in the Philippines, Wang Xiaomin (RobertS.Wang ) as the U.S. embassy charge d’affaires into the forefront of U.S. diplomacy toward China, “chief chief of staff.” Wang Xiaomin the U.S. State Department’s new generation of “Asia Link”, was the top military think tank in the United States served as a senior researcher in China, Japan, Singapore and other places of work. Recently, he received the “Global Times” reporter candid interview about the US-China military exchanges, the Internet and other non-traditional security cooperation, China’s investment in the U.S. and other hot issues. Wang Xiaomin said the U.S. needs more “like-minded” spirit, while the US-China military exchanges have made “some progress” between the two armies to keep the “dialogue”, and clearly, in some cases “move left hand means What, give the right hand what it means, “only clear that the” game rules “in order to avoid miscalculation and miscommunication caused by misfires.
Global Times: PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde visit last month. You think the Sino-US military ties have any significant development?
Wang Xiaomin: ChenBingDe General visited the United States has achieved good results. Frankly, in my opinion, the U.S. military exchanges made “some progress” but not “significant progress.” Held twice a year the United States suggested that future U.S. military strategy in the dialogue, China hopes that once a year on it. Currently, the two sides restore the various levels of “dialogue”, but have not formed any “binding agreement”, but also step by step. That is, during the Cold War, the United States and the former Soviet Union also maintains military ties and contacts. We expect the U.S. military to maintain contact with the main purpose is to prevent the two sides because of misunderstanding, miscalculation and miscommunication led to the outbreak of war between the two countries. History of such a thing happened in many countries, we do not want to see results.
Global Times: Recently, rumors about a lot of the Chinese navy’s development, such as the development of aircraft carriers. Do you think these developments is the U.S. strategic threat?
Wang Xiaomin: I do not think the Chinese aircraft carrier into the water would constitute a threat to U.S. security, but it is China’s growing strategic presence of a signal. Our study suggests that China’s annual defense spending more than 10% of the rate increase, according to this situation, the Chinese navy, air force and other aspects of strategic expansion is very natural. Because of this, we believe that between the United States military must maintain “dialogue”, to understand each other, for example, the two sides must be clear, in some cases, what it means to move left, move right hand what it means. Otherwise, in some waters, if not read each other’s gestures and the emergence of false positives, misfires on the bad.
In other words, between the United States military must be clear “rules of the game”, and keep the rules of transparency, so as to communicate effectively.
Global Times: How would you rate the United States in non-traditional security cooperation in the field of prospects?
Wang Xiaomin: cyberspace is a typical non-traditional security field. In this area, the United States and encourage cooperation. We do not know exactly what kind of network should be established safety rules, so in this respect, the United States and Germany, Japan and so on during the co-ordination, to discuss the future should be established in cyberspace, what kind of international norms. U.S. Department of Defense may be issued a policy for cyberspace security, because the “hacker” attacks on the security threats to the United States and sometimes as much as other attacks. United States and China in this field have begun to contact and cooperate. Fundamentally, this strategic goal is to achieve business, cultural, education of the population can be more free to use the Internet at the same time protect against common network security threats.
Global Times: Are you what years after the idea of ??Sino-US relations?
Wang Xiaomin: Since 1972, the United States and China has been dedicated to promoting bilateral cooperation, cooperation is now far exceeds the scope and breadth of imagination at the time. US-China relations are now in the process is to consider each other more on the issue of the existence of a “common interest” or there is no “common interest”, the “methodology” Yes, the future will continue. But I think this “methodology” also has some theoretical shortcomings, because the trend of US-China relations will be with each other “common interests” of the size of the fluctuations. Fundamental reason is that between the U.S. and not creatively build a “new common values” and “common principles.” United States need more “like-minded” spirit. I want the United States, particularly between the two peoples have for each other’s values ??of “integration” to do some work. How to advance the common people of the United States, good ideas and values, it’s worth the two sides to explore.
Global Times: U.S. media analysis, the next U.S. ambassador to China “would be more powerful to deal with China,” You think so?
Wang Xiaomin: (laughs) I just, and the next U.S. ambassador to Locke by telephone, he will be the arrival in July. Locke said he would not be more than the hard-line predecessor Ambassador to China, not more feeble than his predecessor, especially on human rights issues.
Global Times: Do you have former Ambassador Jon Huntsman on the latest news?
Wang Xiaomin: As far as I know, he will be at the right time to announce it, eventually, to participate in the 2012 presidential election (according to U.S. media reports, Huntsman will be announced June 21 election – editor’s note) . He is sorely missed China’s Chengdu snacks.
Global Times: There is also a concern to Chinese readers, the U.S. hopes China to invest, whether it is sincere, or diplomatic? The U.S. wants China to buy U.S. Treasury bonds alone, or multi-forms of investment?
Wang Xiaomin: The United States really want to invest in China. Over the past 20 years, China and the United States is the world’s most investors of the two countries. China sincerely welcomes the United States, other countries are also welcome to U.S. investment. With figures, 2003, China’s direct investment to the U.S. $ 448 million, by 2009, this figure climbed to 23 billion U.S. dollars, average annual growth of 31%.
on investment in specific, and some other countries have different national conditions, the U.S. federal government itself does not make “major strategic investment”, there is no specific policy to encourage economic investment, or limit foreign investors to invest in the United States way, for example, encourage new industries or certain strategic industries. U.S. investment direction to the main guide by the market itself. This is to encourage China’s recent investment in the emerging strategic industries is different. However, the U.S. state where the state government according to the specific circumstances, from time to time to introduce some of the local characteristics of the initiatives to attract investment. China’s own form of investment decision to the United States, if the benefit from the purchase of U.S. Treasury bonds to buy U.S. Treasury bonds, if the benefit from buying oil, mineral deposits in accordance with the rules of market economy to buy oil, minerals or other direct investments.
Global Times: So the U.S. government would distinguish between Chinese state-owned enterprises and private enterprises to the United States investment?
Wang Xiaomin: Basically, the U.S. government does not “discriminate against” any party. U.S. Investment Review Committee will review procedures for state-owned enterprises to invest in private business investment to take a different “risk measure”, but this is a factor to consider, not the determining factor.
correspondent Wei Lai