Liang Guanglie proposed a new type of China-US military relations to break the big powers against the traditional
International (reporters in the United States, Han Shu, Lv Xiaohong): Chinese Defense Minister Liang, who is visiting the United States on the 7th afternoon at the Pentagon with U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta met, extensive exchange of views on issues of common concern. Liang said the development of Sino-US military relations should be adapted to the development of bilateral relations, expansion of relations between the two armies, to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation is necessary.
Sino-US military ties are an important part of Sino-US relations, how to locate an important topic in the Liang Guanglie Minister visits. Military relations with Panetta in-depth discussions that the establishment of equality and mutual benefit, win-win cooperation of the new military relations is the common responsibility of the two defense departments, and the world and in the subsequent joint press conference, Liang said, common expectations of the countries in the region. He said: “a very important issue is the relationship between our militaries how to adapt to the development of bilateral relations the two countries to explore new power relationships, breaking the conventional thinking of as a great power confrontation, then the relationship between the two armed forces how to adapt this development, I propose a new military ‘of equality and mutual benefit, cooperation and win-win’ relationship has also been Mr. Panetta’s response to this problem is to guide the development of military relations is a very important guidance as long as we follow this view to grasp, to improve the relations between the two armies, to strengthen military cooperation in all aspects. “
Liang said his current visit to the United States and feel the American people and U.S. troops on the Chinese people and armed forces warm and friendly, and Panetta had extensive talks on issues of common concern. Did the two sides reached four consensus: The two sides are committed to build Sino-US mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation in the framework of the Partnership to develop a healthy, stable, reliable military relations; strengthen strategic communication between the two defense departments and armed forces of , adhere to enhance strategic mutual trust through dialogue and consultation, properly handle differences and sensitive issues; and U.S. militaries to strengthen pragmatic exchanges and cooperation of all levels, and constantly expand common interests; to strengthen military cooperation in the security field is conducive to safeguarding peace in the Asia-Pacific region and stability in response to a variety of security threats and challenges, the two armies should strengthen cooperation in the field of non-traditional security. Liang said China will work with the U.S. to earnestly implement the consensus, deepen communication and understanding of the armies through various channels, including the important one is invited Panetta’s visit to China.
Liang said: “The Chinese side has invited U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta in the second half of this year, a mutually convenient time to visit China, he has just released the news, the two sides will continue to play the China-US defense consultations, defense department to meet the maritime military safety consultation mechanism and the Department of Defense direct telephone an important role in deepening understanding through dialogue and exchanges, expand consensus, enhance mutual trust, reduce differences. “
U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta on the cooperation between the two armies, the United States also expressed expectations. He said the two countries has been launched in some respects effective cooperation will continue to expand in the future. Later this year, China and the United States will be held in the Gulf of Aden anti-piracy joint military exercises, which will become another example of Sino-US military cooperation.
Panetta: U.S. and China have a range of areas of cooperation, we are expanding the peacekeeping, humanitarian relief and anti-piracy cooperation in anti-piracy, China has Gulf of Aden has been the implementation of a three-year missions, effective security protection from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean commercial dealings. beam Minister thanked China efforts. In fact, later this year, China and the United States in the Gulf of Aden held joint military exercises in anti-piracy. “
can not be denied is that there are still a lack of strategic mutual trust between the Chinese and U.S. militaries. In particular, the Obama administration recently released a new plan of defense, military strategic focus turned to the Asia-Pacific, but also led to speculation that some Chinese. In this regard, Panetta said that China and the United States with Pacific countries to strengthen cooperation on regional security is very important. He said: “You know, the U.S. Department of Defense recently released a new defense and security strategy, the emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region is essential for America’s future peace and prosperity. Our goal is to strengthen cooperation in the region, but also strengthen cooperation with China to achieve regional peace and stability between China and the United States is not in the same position on all issues, but we believe that dialogue can guarantee to avoid misleading false positives leading to the crisis. positive, cooperative and comprehensive bilateral relations between the two armies Asia-Pacific region and the two future security is necessary. “
Liang Guanglie also said that Sino-US military cooperation, to maintain the meaning of the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region:” The current Asia-Pacific security situation is complicated and grim. to strengthen the cooperation between the two armies in the field of security to safeguard regional peace and stability, in line with the fundamental interests of both sides. “
Liang Guanglie the visit, after a lapse of nine years, the Chinese defense minister to visit the U.S. again . The visit will continue until the 10th. Liang said that his visit a complete success full of confidence.
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