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:...
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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 30, 2010
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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