Latest News:  


Chinese, U.S. defense ministers vow to advance inter-military ties


17:05, April 03, 2013

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel vowed on Wednesday to advance military ties between their countries.

In a telephone conversation, Chang congratulated Hagel on his appointment as Pentagon chief.

Chang said that military ties are an important part of the overall bilateral relationship between the two countries and that developing inter-military ties is not only the consensus between Chinese and U.S. leaders, but also the common wishes of the defense departments and armies of the two countries.

Chang also said China attaches great importance to its military ties with the United States.

China is willing to work with Washington to address their inter- military ties within the framework of building a cooperative Sino-U.S. partnership, earnestly respect each other's core interests and deal with each other's grave concerns, increase strategic mutual trust through dialogue and consultation and deepen practical cooperation between their militaries, in an effort to advance toward the goal of building a new-type Sino-U.S. military relationship of equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation, he said.

Agreeing to Chang's appraisal of the Sino-U.S. military ties, Hagel said that China and the United States have common interests and that the two sides should join hands to advance their inter-military ties that are facing new historic opportunities.

Hagel also invited Chang to visit the United States at a convenient time this year.

We Recommend:

Seaplanes of North Sea Fleet in training at sea

Aviation regiment of South Sea Fleet in flight training

Naval landing ships can perform diverse military tasks

Military training base improves teaching mode

14th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrives in Pakistan

Chinese navy's Su-30MKK2 fighters in attack training

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:YaoChun、Liang Jun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. First female special forces unit

  2. Marines in military skill training

  3. Death of Palestinian prisoner sparks protests

  4. 1,000-meter-long Spider Walk of Canton Tower opens

  5. Construction site of high-speed rail in E China

  6. Understand pollution, beyond dead pigs

  7. Leggy female stars

  8. Zhang Yuqi covers Femina China

  9. The most expensive houses in China

  10. Shanghai Disney to hire 5,000 in 2015

Most Popular


  1. Reflecting on rules that allow bad apples
  2. Cold food honors loyal man with a warm heart
  3. Safety concerns over state-owned coal mines
  4. New age of gender blending in China
  5. 'Tomb Sweeping Day' distorts meaning of Qingming
  6. Xi's visit starts new era of China-Africa relations
  7. Opinion: It's high time to stop hijacking Tibetans
  8. Significant risks remain for global economy:BRICS
  9. BRICS summit offers bright sunrise
  10. Western leaders learned nothing from Iraq disaster

What’s happening in China

1,000-meter-long Spider Walk of Canton Tower opens

  1. 25 mln yuan donated to free lunch project: report
  2. Woman gets 5 years for cheating partner
  3. Grave problem for burials in rural China
  4. No break in extreme weather for South China
  5. 1 police officer dies every day in China: ministry