China Calls For Better Military Ties Under Obama

From AP:

China on Tuesday urged President-elect Barack Obama to work with Beijing to improve its occasionally tense military relationship with the United States, calling on the Pentagon to “remove obstacles.”

Sr. Col. Hu Changming, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, said China — with one of the world’s fastest-growing armed forces — looked forward to smoother relations with Washington and its military, the world’s largest.

“At present, when China-U.S. military-to-military relations are faced with difficulties, we call on the U.S. Department of Defense to remove obstacles … and create favorable conditions for the healthy growth of military relations,” Hu said during a news conference held to present a major military policy paper.

January 19, 2009 11:40 PM
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