Robert Gates



Gates Urges Firmer Military Ties with China

U.S. Secretary Defense Robert Gates is in China to rebuild military ties between the two countries. From Reuters: Gates’s trip to China comes a week ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States...

US to Renew Military Ties with a Rising China

When Robert Gates arrives in China over the weekend, it will be the first visit to the country by a U.S. Secretary of Defense in 11 years. The Washington Post reports: In the past year, China’s diplomatic and military...

U.S. Defense Chief Meets with Chinese Counterpart

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...

China Says Welcomes Visit by US Defence Secretary

From AFP: China’s military said Thursday it would welcome a future visit by US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, state media reported, one month after a planned trip was called off. “We still welcome him to visit China...

Gates Challenges China

AP reports: Defense Secretary Robert Gates challenged China to deal with the short-term question of how to respond to antagonistic North Korea and the longer-term issue of whether Beijing’s expanding military could establish...

In Japan, U.S. Losing Diplomatic Ground to China

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...

Gates Says US Ready for Any China “Threat”

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...

Gates In China For Military Talks – AFP

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.

US Defense Chief Heads to China – AFP

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



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