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Dialogue 11/01/10 Gates' fence-mending visit to Beijing

01-10-2011 20:39 BJT

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has just held talks with Defense Minister Liang Guanglie. The visit is seen as an improvement in military ties and the start of the restoration of high-level military contacts. For the past years, US-China military ties have fluctuated between cool and warm.

It seems the two militaries have gained experience in dealing with conflict and seeking common ground. Although they can't expect to solve all the problems in one visit, the face-to-face talks are expected to build trust in the long run.

Moderator: Yang Rui

Moderator: Yang Rui


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