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China reacts to proposed drills with US, Australia

(People's Daily Online)

15:56, November 28, 2011

Beijing, Nov. 28 (People's Daily Online) -- China on Nov. 25 responded to Australia's trilateral military training consideration, saying that the country hopes all parties to adhere to the security concept of mutual trust and benefit.

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith recently stated that the country would consider staging trilateral military drills with China and the United States following the announcement of a US troop buildup in Darwin, Australia.

At a daily press briefing last Friday in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin was asked to make a remark on this issue.

"China has always maintained the new security concept of mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and coordination," said Liu. "We hope all parties may adhere to this notion with China in the 21st century, which is characterized by peace, development and cooperation."

In regard to the Asia-Pacific issue, Liu said that the 21st century should be the one that promotes peace, development and cooperation, and the Asia-Pacific region should follow the trend of the times.

Liu pointed out that to maintain enduring peace in the Asia-Pacific region, all parties involved should respect each other, treat each other equally, co-exist in a harmonious way and seek common prosperity.

"China will unremittingly make joint efforts with all sides to safeguard and promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region," Liu said. (Li Zhenyu)


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ttt at 2011-11-28117.242.144.*
military alliance with russia and pakistan will enhance china capability across asia and middle east
ttt at 2011-11-28117.242.144.*
china should form strategic front with russia and pakistan and dominate asia it should follow the principles of soft war and dominate asia and middle east china russia and pakistan can develop military alliance and dominate across asia
Observer at 2011-11-28180.190.185.*
"China in the 21st century, which is characterized by peace, development and cooperation." Yea.. and backed up by a big stick.
nahmed at 2011-11-28182.178.253.*
American will test Chinese naval abilities through these excercises. China should keep herself away from doing such drills with American.

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