PLA Chief of Staff for managing the new Sino-US military relations proposed visit
data for: April 26 afternoon, the PLA Chief of General Staff Chen Bingde, met in Beijing in August Building Persian Tenney and Charles Rick Larsen, head of the U.S. House of Representatives,” the United States Working Group “delegation. River Song Ji agency issued photo
BEIJING, May 15 (Deng Yongsheng) People’s Liberation Army Chief of Staff Chen Bingde managing the United States launched an eight-day visit, which is seven years later in the PLA General again after the visit. Stable development of Sino-US relations in the context of the aims to promote the establishment of China-US military ties to access the new popular attention.
People’s Liberation Army chief’s visit aims to build a new military for managing the relationship
In January, President Hu Jintao’s successful visit to China, with U.S. President Olusegun Ma is committed to build Sino-US mutual respect, mutual benefit and win-win partnership and reached important consensus on the Sino-US military relations, pointing out the direction.
stable development of bilateral relations in the background, rise to the good relations between China and the U.S. military, faced with good opportunities for development. Currently, the U.S. military is systematically related to exchange programs carried out this year.
According to reports, Chen Bingde The main purpose of this visit is to the consensus reached by leaders of both countries to reflect the relationship between the two armies, promote the establishment of the second decade of the 21st century a new type of Sino-US military relations.
Ministry of National Defense Foreign Affairs Office, said Qian Lihua, director of the Chinese side attaches importance to developing bilateral military relations, a positive attitude to the military exchanges. The two sides established China-US defense consultations, the Defense Department working meetings and maritime military security consultations, military environmental protection, humanitarian disaster relief and a series of mechanisms.
“the two sides in the framework of these regular meetings, on issues of common concern for dialogue, exchange views, enhance understanding, expand consensus.” Said Qian Lihua, on this basis, build a new China-US military relations have become possible.
three troubled military relations between the Chinese military obstacle emphasis on “bottom line”
as an important part of bilateral relations, Sino-US military in the Asia-Pacific regional peace and stability and counter-terrorism, escort, peacekeeping and other non-traditional security fields with a wide range of common interests. This further development of military relations create the conditions.
trip through this visit, both sides also showed the importance of the development of military relations. Chinese Defense Ministry had said Chen Bingde During the visit, in addition to the political agenda, will also visit several military installations, some projects have been for many years to the military leaders did not open too.
But needless to say, the development of new Sino-US military to military relations between the real, still faces three major obstacles: First, the U.S. arms sales to Taiwan; two American vessels and planes to the coastal waters of China to implement large-scale, high-intensity reconnaissance; third is the issue of discriminatory laws within the United States, such as high-tech exports to China a number of legal restrictions, limited areas such as military exchanges.
In this regard, Qian Lihua respect, for the development of military relations, the Chinese side is the bottom line, that is, respect, trust, reciprocity, mutual benefit. At this point, the Chinese side a clear stand clear, there is no room for compromise. He revealed to the media, Chen Bingde length during the visit will introduce China’s position on these issues.
In addition, some countries also Qian Lihua, rendering the “China threat theory” response. He stressed that China pursues a defensive national defense policy and military strategy of active defense, will never change. China’s development of weapons and equipment to national security needs, not targeted at any country and specific goals.
“hope that the outside objective and balanced view of China’s development and the development of Chinese military weapons and equipment, not to over-speculation and interpretation for rendering ‘China military threat’ remarks, we firmly oppose.” He said.
Sino-US military exchanges rebounded to lead a lot of attention to the field of interaction
stable development of Sino-US relations in the context of military relations rebound to the good. This year, the military exchanges in various fields, according to the agreed contents of the two sides are currently planned to move forward.
– beginning of the year, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates ? visit to a Sino-US military relations back on track of normal development of a clear signal;
– 4 month, United States Department of Defense held its seventh meeting, focused on the visit of the PLA General Chen Bingde specific arrangements;
– PLA file delegation had visited the United States in late April;
– U.S. Air Force War College Delegation, Delegation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been in March, April visit;
– 5 month, the U.S. delegation and the National Defense University National Defense University generals class National War College Delegation visited China.
Recently, the two sides in the strategic economic dialogue under the framework of strategic security dialogue was held for the first time, high-level military representatives for the first time the two sides engage in dialogue, both countries agreed to start consultations on the Asia-Pacific affairs, is expected to the first round of the Asia-Pacific consultation services will be held soon after. One newspaper said the Sino-US dialogue from the “test”, “fight” to the constructive development.
In addition, the People’s Liberation Army delegation of humanitarian disaster relief, military medical missions, military band, National Defense University Strategic Delegation and other groups will also be classes one after another recent visit. These exchange programs help to expand the field of military exchanges, enhance military solution and trust.
The Chinese military has also attracted high-level trip to the United States outside of the media attention. They report that the visit will further improve the military dialogue mechanism, the military’s communication channels more freely to promote healthy and stable development of Sino-US military relations is important. (End)
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