Meifang Zhang to visit Asia’s desire to promote the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy
Asian and Pacific Affairs to jointly deal with the Asia-Pacific countries should be, all parties should be committed to safeguarding and promoting peace, stability and development in Asia-Pacific region should not be artificially prominent military and security agenda.
– Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin
U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta week-long trip to Asia as the main tone of the interpretation Tour “, will be the Asian allies and partners comprehensive display of how the U.S. military will practice the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy, while trying to avoid further deepen China’s concerns about the “containment”.
Asian and Pacific Affairs should be the Asia-Pacific countries to deal with, all parties should be committed to safeguarding and promoting peace in the Asia-Pacific stability, development should not be artificially prominent military and security agenda. “Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin again reminded at a regular press conference yesterday, “We welcome the United States to play a constructive role in the Asia Pacific, and also hope the U.S. side to respect, including China, the parties to the interests and concerns.”
last year by Secretary of Defense General Liang personally led a delegation to Singapore to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue will be different, “according to the need to make the normal arrangements”, the dialogue will be this year’s highest military academic and research institutions by the Chinese army, military science, vice president Ren Haiquan will lead the delegations to . In stark contrast, the U.S. military in addition to Defense Secretary Panetta, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Dempsey and the Pacific Command, Samuel will attend this year’s dialogue.
discuss “re-balance the Asia-Pacific Practice
before U.S. Defense Secretary Robert departed for Asia, a senior Pentagon official said to the media briefing, Panetta The core mission is to give a framework strategy report released in January this year, “Defense Strategy Guide to” flesh and blood “and regional allies and partners a clear understanding of the specific content of this guide in practice.
“we are trying to achieve the core objectives in the Asia trip, a comprehensive description of all the countries in the region ‘Asia-Pacific re-balance’ in practice to what it means.” A senior Pentagon official said . The so-called “Asia-Pacific re-balance”, ie, repeated earlier “to the Asia-Pacific strategy, replaced by practices allegedly designed to eliminate the concerns of the Asia-Pacific and other regions and countries of the world.
upcoming visit to China in the second half Panetta is expected in the “interpretation of the trip will make every effort to avoid the words to deepen China’s concerns,” he would have to be careful of their speech. “Brookings China expert Jonathan Pollack of The Brookings Institution, believes that during the dialogue, Panetta will deliver a policy speech.
the Panetta took office after the Second Asia-Pacific trip. In Singapore, Panetta will have the opportunity to hold a separate meeting with the multi-national defense ministers, but the specific list is yet to be finalized. The U.S. Defense Department official with particular reference to Panetta look forward to working with Chinese officials during the meeting, held separate talks, but it is unclear whether it may be. Talks with Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei Ministry of Defence officials have been included in the agenda.
Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun a regular press conference yesterday did not respond to the proposal of the United States, said only, this year’s dialogue, the PLA Military Academy of Sciences Renhai Quan will lead a delegation to attend the meeting. “The Department of State, Defense Department officials and the military and some experts and scholars will also attend the meeting. This is based on operational need to make the normal arrangements. China at the meeting with the participants on international and regional security situation and other issues of common concern exchange of views. “he said.
Shangri-La Dialogue is the largest in the Asia-Pacific regional security dialogue mechanism, the highest level of multilateral meetings. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang led a delegation to attend last year’s dialogue. This is the Chinese defense minister for the first time to participate in the Shangri-La Dialogue, China over the years, participants of the highest-ranking delegation. Since 2007, the first time China sent high-level military delegation, the Chinese army after four years in a row by a Deputy Chief of General led a delegation to the participants.
Chinese military officials have recently commenced in Asia frequently accessed. Defense Minister Liang Guanglie just visited the United States in May and met with Panetta this week to attend the consultation between China and ASEAN Secretary of Defense, and met with Singapore’s Defense Minister. Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde access in Central Asia. The same time, the SCO summit to be held in Beijing.
“US-India defense relationship is extremely important,”
Panetta trip to Asia the other two stations – Vietnam and India, is widely considered to be U.S. eyes “to help promote the establishment of the Asian regional order vital region.
trip to Vietnam, the U.S. Defense Department officials at the press briefing re-emphasized in recent years to establish good relations between the two militaries. “Over the years, we had a good relationship and Vietnam’s development path.” He said, “This is an excellent opportunity to record last year signed defense cooperation with Vietnam (memorandum of understanding).” Panetta will be overwhelmed and Vietnam officials to explore ways to further strengthen relations between the two armies, and looking for the help provided by the remains of U.S. Vietnam veterans to express their gratitude to the Vietnamese side.
after Panetta will visit India, and met with a group of India’s high-ranking officials. “Since last summer to perform their duties, the secretary of defense has been eager to visit India.” A senior U.S. military official said, “The US-India defense relationship is extremely important in the overall strategy, we see India have many common interests in many areas very good partners can collaborate. “
military trade is also the Panetta’s visit to India would like to talk about issues, U.S. defense strategy guide for US-Indian military relations mean that NATO the results of the summit, South Asia and other parts of the future trends will be among the topic for the talks. “We are trying to establish a wide range of strategic and ongoing relationship with India, U.S. officials said,” India is a defense strategy guide, the only specifically mentioned in partner countries. Defense cooperation with India is moving towards a steady development. “