Liang Guanglie: U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, the Sino-US military relations obstacles to development
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 the United States on an official visit, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang held talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta emphasized that the new Sino-US military relations should be equal, co-operation win-win, instead of one-way dominant and exclusive, zero-sum, he and the development of new military relations between the two countries four-point proposal.
Liang Guanglie on the 7th at the Pentagon and Panetta held talks, this is the first visit by Chinese Defense Minister the first time in nine years, but also Panetta first time since he took office in July last year to meet with Liang Guanglie.
Liang said in recent years, in the context of the positive development of Sino-US relations and military relations on the whole to move forward, but there are U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, China arrived in U.S. warships machine nearly reconnaissance, China-related discriminatory legal barriers. Conform to the new development of Sino-US relations, and should endeavor to establish new military relations of equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. This military relations should be equality, cooperation and win-win, instead of one-way dominant and exclusive, zero-sum.
Liang Guanglie on the development of new Sino-US military relations put forward four proposals: first, to break the mindset, establish relevant policies conducive to the development of military relations; second is to strengthen dialogue and exchanges, and continuously enhance strategic mutual trust; around common interests, deepen pragmatic cooperation; Fourth, we must always focus on the overall situation, properly handle differences and sensitive issues.
Panetta said that the development of US-China military relations must break the mindset, always looking to the future. The United States supports the establishment of strong military relations for the 21st century, I hope both sides will strengthen cooperation to jointly respond to security threats and challenges.
During the talks, the two sides also on the development of military relations and reached consensus to strengthen pragmatic exchanges and cooperation. Prior to the meeting, Panetta for Liang Guanglie before the Pentagon held a grand welcoming ceremony, followed by, Liang Panetta attended a joint press conference.
Chinese Ambassador Zhang then commander of the Shenyang Military Region, Zhang Xia, deputy commander of the Navy Sushi Liang, Air Force Chief of Staff Yang Guohai, high-chun, chief of staff of the Second Artillery, commander of the Xinjiang Military Peng Yong, and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman the temperature Neifeierde, Acting Deputy Defense Minister Miller attended the main activities. (End)
Liang Guanglie denied that the United States suffered cyber attacks from China
Liang Guanglie Flying Tigers gift silk Chinese flavor gift
Liang Guanglie announced invitation to U.S. Defense Secretary’s visit to China in the second half of this year
Video: Liang Guanglie salute to the American World War II Flying Tigers veterans
share: related topics: Defense Minister Liang visit to the United States