U.S. Secretary of Defense was apparently surprised to learn during a meeting with President Hu Jintao that China’s civilian leaders were not informed of a test flight of China’s new stealth fighter jet, VOA reports:...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 11, 2010
The Los Angeles Times reports on a recent meeting between Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his Chinese counterpart, Liang Guanglie, the first in a year: Gates said afterward that he told Liang that “when there are...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 3, 2010
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he believes the Chinese military is acting independently of the political leadership to interfere with U.S. ties. From Reuters: China scaled back military ties with the United States...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 2, 2010
U.S. Defense Secretary will not be visiting China on his current tour of Asia, the Washington Post reports: Gates had been hoping for months to visit Beijing this summer, a destination that took on added importance at the...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 25, 2010
From the New York Times: When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Japan’s new leaders in October, not long after their historic election, he pressed so hard and so publicly for a military base agreement that the Japanese...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 1, 2009
According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s official news agency, China has “suspended government exchanges with North Korea.” Via Heejin Koo and Kyung Bok Cho of Bloomberg: China suspended government...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 28, 2009
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented on U.S.-China relations. From International Herald Tribune: Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday assured lawmakers that the United States is...
by Liu Yong | Nov 11, 2007
From Asia Times: United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ visit to China this week, his first since assuming office in January, has achieved some tangible results. However, for US-China military ties to develop, Washington and Beijing will have to engage in further dialogue, dispel misperceptions and develop strategies for mutual understanding and common interests. […]
by Liu Yong | Nov 5, 2007
From Wall Street Journal: Senior U.S. and Chinese defense officials traded compliments at the start of a two-day summit here, but the two countries remained divided on issues such the future of Iran’s nuclear program. During closed-door meetings with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, high-ranking Chinese officials reacted coolly to U.S. calls for tougher […]
by Liu Yong | Nov 4, 2007
From AFP: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates arrived here Sunday for talks with Chinese leaders about a military buildup that has raised US concerns about Beijing’s intentions. A Chinese anti-satellite test in January, advances in cyber warfare, and the development of missiles capable of striking US naval forces and air bases at long ranges have […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 3, 2007
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates left on a trip for Beijing. From AFP: The US side is hoping the Chinese will agree to establish a telephone hot line linking the Pentagon and Chinese defense ministry as a mark of improving security ties, a senior defense official said. But on his first trip to China as […]
by Liu Yong | Nov 3, 2007
From AFP: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he will raise US concerns about the lack of transparency surrounding China’s military programs when he meets with Chinese leaders next week. Gates will visit China, South Korea and Japan in his first trip to northeast Asia as US defense secretary. Asked at a news conference […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 2, 2007
From International Herald Tribune: Two years after Donald Rumsfeld bluntly criticized China’s rapid military buildup, Defense Secretary Robert Gates struck a conciliatory tone toward Beijing on Saturday, saying the United States and China have the opportunity to “build trust over time.” In a speech delivered from the same podium where Rumsfeld, his predecessor, said in […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 2, 2006
From Taipei Times: Gates, who is awaiting confirmation to replace Donald Rumsfeld, was unequivocal in his support for Washington defending Taiwan from Chinese attack. The man picked to be the next US secretary of defense has warned that the US must be prepared to engage in a military conflict with China over Taiwan, according to […]
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