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Tele interview: Why does China send Defense Minister to attend Shangri-La dialogue

06-03-2011 13:43 BJT

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Now we are joined on the phone by Gao Zugui, a senior research fellow at the Institute for International Strategic Studies of the Party School of the CPC Central Committee. Hello, Mr. Gao.

Q1, Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie is going to the security summit for the first time. In past years, China has been represented by the deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army. What can we read from this change?

Q2, While this is the first time for Liang Guanglie, and it will be the last time for US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who retires in June. What are the two likely to discuss? And what's the significance for the meeting in terms of regional security and defense cooperation?

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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