Dempsey, Fang Meet to Strengthen U.S.-China Military Relations

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    http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=122267

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    Dempsey, Fang Meet to Strengthen U.S.-China Military Relations

    By Jim Garamone
    American Forces Press Service
    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 – U.S. and Chinese military leaders had good discussions on subjects they agreed upon – such as North Korea – and subjects they didn’t – such as the South China Sea – during meetings at the Pentagon today.
    Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosted his counterpart, Chinese Gen. Fang Fenghui, the chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army.
    The meetings are designed to deepen the developing military-to-military relationship between the two nations.
    Signs of progress abound. China is sending a ship to participate in this year’s Rim of the Pacific naval exercise. The exercise “fosters and sustains cooperative relationships, which of course, help avoid miscalculations and prevent conflict,” Dempsey said during a joint news conference with Fang. “The global maritime environment is simply too large, and too complex for any one nation,” the chairman added.
    The two military leaders also discussed tensions in the South China Sea, and how provocative actions can lead to confrontation. “These issues need to be resolved through dialogue and international law,” Dempsey said. “We had a refreshingly frank and open discussion on our mutual concerns and differing opinions about the East China Sea, as well as the destabilizing effects, in our view, of North Korean actions.”
    Dempsey said it is important for China to model great power by contributing to stability in the region. “And we committed to work with each other toward that end,” he added.
    Fang vowed to continue building the relationship along a sound and stable track.
    “It’s very important that we should all abide by the principle of nonconflict and nonconfrontation,” he said through a translator. “At present, the China-U.S. bilateral relations and military relationship have reached an important historical stage. In this context, it’s very important to further our bilateral ties and military relations.”
    The men spoke about cooperation on counterterrorism and counterpiracy operations. They also discussed establishing a mechanism for mutual notification of major military activities and devising standards of behavior for air and sea military safety in a maritime domain, Fang said.
    The two militaries also will conduct more humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercises.
    At the headquarters level, the U.S. and Chinese militaries will establish a dialogue between their strategic planning departments and continue advancing the army-to-army dialogue mechanism. Both Dempsey and Fang mentioned an upgrade to the defense telephone they use to allow secure video teleconferencing with each other. In addition, they agreed to explore the possibility of conducting joint exercises and training in a third country, Fang said.
    (Follow Jim Garamone on Twitter: @GaramoneAFPS)



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    Fang Fenghui, chief of the General Staff of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA), receives a full-military-honors arrival ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, US, May 15, 2014. Fang is paying a five-day visit to the US at the invitation of Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Photo: China News Service/Zhang Weiran)
     
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    China US bhai bhai?
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    Seriously, the bolded part below is important to reach agreement on.

    Here is DOD press release with General Fang's comments:

    http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?source=GovDelivery&transcriptid=5432
     
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    I don't think they can make agreement on that. But, they decide to update Beijing-Washington hotline to video call..... :rofl:
     
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    Interesting ! On one side, US is doing Asia pivot with phillipines, s.korea, japan, australia etc against China and on the other side , trying to create a G-2 (US+China)
    duo-superpower to rule the world? What is true here? Then, Next week, In Beijing, there is a big China-Russia strategic summit with 30 Billion dollar oil and gas pipeline deal. Will some one provide clarity about these opposing scenarios?
     
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    China and the US are 'maintaining the relationship' through a mil-mil setting, since Xi doesn't feel any urgency to directly engage with Obama, due to what China rightly perceives to be a nasty US election coming up in 2016 (when any sort of broader Sino-US engagement could become an election issue). Also, recent points of friction in the US-China relationship are mostly military - Sino-US economic relations have been on autopilot since 1999, with extensive rules-based mechanisms to make sure neither side 'wins' too much.

    On the other hand, China feels that this is the ideal moment for crystallizing top-level political and economic agreements with Russia, given the fact that China is pretty much Russia's only geopolitical and geo-economic 'friend' now, and the fact that China's economic relationship with Russia is the least mature (fewest rules or diversity of goods traded) out of all its trading relationships outside of India or Africa. Hence China is hosting Putin in Shanghai over the next few days, and will seek a broad spectrum of energy, technology, and possibly military agreements.
     
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    In the American baseball idiom, it's called "covering all the bases."
     
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    Nice word "covering all bases"....in past it used to be called "duplicity", "bluff" "hypocracy" "deception" or "opportunism" A truly powerful nation does not need to use deception. It spells its fundamental principles and values fearlessly in front of the world and acts accordingly. A declining power can not afford to be honest, bold and straightforward. Deceptive methods include (1) professing democracy but using dictators as allies (2) chanting freedom of speech but spying on allied nations and its own citizens (3) admiring liberal values and gender equality but having close relationship and supporting Saudi monarchy and sharia laws. (4) funding rebels and terrorist groups to destabilize disagreeing nations , creating civil wars and then, threatening bombing or regime change. (5) putting sanctions on disagreeing nation causing food embargo leading death of millions of innocent men,women and children.
    God, please tell me who will liberate this poor world from a rough superpower? I think other nations are foolish as they don't understand this law of jungle situation..I say weaponise, weaponise ,weaponise...and don't rest until you achieve enough capacity to stop any rough superpower by credible "mutually assured destruction."
    Good Lord, deliver us from "spying, injustice and persuit of dishonest profits" and take us back to "liberty, justice and persuit of happiness"
    Make us back "land of the free and home of the brave " from "land of the ponzy schemes and home of the fraudsters" Amen.
     
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    sure US is not perfect, but would you rather to have china acting as the superpower.:rolleyes: despite all these US still better than most country in term of ethnic, moral, laws etc
     
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    You're going to hurt yourself getting on a rant like that. And if you're going to quote somebody, use the quote function. By the way, what country on this planet has ever met your naive standards? You're a sophomore in college, I would guess.
     
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    Is freedom of expression no more a fundamental right ? Has constitution been cancelled? If a govt. starts punishing people for expressing their opinions
    then, it's no more free world. Silencing critics by threats is a fascist, communist method...it does not suit a democratic ,free country. Speaking against fraudsters, warmongers and oppressors is a fundamental right promised in the constitution. As a citizen, loyalty is to flag and not to fear mongers.
    I still believe USA is the greatest hope for the human race in spite of this temporary diversion from its core values.
     
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