Few would agree that U.S. and China are in a cold war. The bilateral relationship between the two has gone through four decades of constructive revolution. The military ties are the parameter. The ties are likely to be held hostage by specific events such as arm sales to Taiwan, bombing of the Chinese Embassy and recently surveillance missions close to the Chinese coastline. Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie’s current official visit to the U.S. military facilities may help dispel doubts and promote mutual understanding about each other’s capabilities.
|Dialogue 20120509 China-US military ties|
Host: Yang Rui
|James Rae, Visiting fellow China foreign affairs university|
|Jia Xiudong, Research fellow China institute of international studies|
|MAJ. GEN. Dipankar banerjee, Director INST. Of peace and conflict studies|