Meifang Zhang called for the cooperation of China and the United States armed forces responsible for the Asia-Pacific defense heavy responsibility
the information: U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta, News agency issued Germany Yongjian
WASHINGTON, May 29 (reporter Tak Wing Kin) in strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region, on the 29th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta called on to create photo
WASHINGTON, May 29 (reporter Tak Wing Kin) in strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region, on the 29th, U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta called on to create photoUS defense cooperation “new era”, and work together to promote peace in the Asia-Pacific and other regions of the world.
Panetta made the above statement the same day in the United States Naval Academy. He said that the future security of America’s prosperity depends on the ability to promote peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region, for which the United States need to expand to deepen contacts with the entire region.
In particular, he stressed that the U.S. need to deepen defense relations with China, “the key to peace in the Asia-Pacific region is China and the United States to create a new era of defense cooperation – the two armies to take up the important task of defense, promote the Asia-Pacific and other regions of the world peace. ”
But Panetta also said China’s military power is growing stronger and the ongoing modernization of the United States must remain vigilant, be strong, must be prepared to respond to any challenge “.
talked about the overall strategy, Panetta said the Pentagon will deepen relations with allies and partners, enhance the combat effectiveness of the network of unmanned aircraft systems, space, special forces, at the same time trying to establish support mobile and flexible, to master the combat forces of advanced technology.
announced strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region since January this year, the Pentagon has repeatedly expressed no intention of enmity with China. Earlier, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Dempsey has said the United States will strive to avoid “strategic trap” that lie between China and the United States, not because of fear of China and the outbreak of war with China.
on the 18th of this month, the Pentagon in the annual China military power report new Sino-US military exchanges and security cooperation content. Now look forward to the U.S. Pacific Commander Locke Montreal and Panetta’s visit to China in the year after the successful visit of Chinese Defense Minister Liang said during the Pentagon.
the other hand, the report also playing up “China threat” theory, speculation China’s military build-up, defense industry development and the People’s Liberation Army to deal with the situation in the Taiwan Strait situation, and questioned the transparency of military expenditures, declared that the expenditure of more than one project does not included in China’s published defense budget.
report was published, the Chinese Defense Ministry stressed that picked up the stick to the practice of suspicions discredit to the good of the United States to damage Sino-US strategic mutual trust, urged the U.S. side and fair view of China’s national defense construction, concrete actions to promote military relations US military relations forward. (End)