February 10, 2004 |
U.S. and Chinese officials gave a boost to the recovering military ties between their countries by opening a round of high-level defense consultations. Washington regards military ties with Beijing as a key part of their relations. But contacts were cut off after the collision of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane with a Chinese fighter jet three years ago, and are resuming slowly. Delegations to the consultations were led by Douglas J. Feith, a U.S.
February 19, 2000 |
Top U.S. diplomats, completing two days of intensive talks with Chinese officials, Friday urged Beijing to show the "highest possible degree of restraint" when Taiwan elects a new president next month. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, in talks with key Chinese foreign affairs and military officials, expressed concern about a Chinese missile buildup near the Taiwan Strait, according to a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
January 29, 2000 |
In a clear sign of a warming trend in U.S.-China relations, Washington and Beijing have agreed to resume military-to-military contacts at the highest level. In response to an invitation from China, the Clinton administration will send Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and the commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Dennis Cutler Blair, to Beijing in coming months. The invitation was extended during 14 hours of talks in Washington this week between top Pentagon policymakers and Lt.
June 27, 2002 |
A high-level Pentagon official met with army commanders here Wednesday in an effort to resurrect U.S.-Chinese military contacts, taking another baby step on the road to better ties after last year's spy plane crisis. Peter Rodman, assistant defense secretary for international security affairs, came to Beijing on the heels of last month's visit to Washington by Chinese Vice President Hu Jintao, the heir apparent to China's top post. Hu's meeting with Defense Secretary Donald H.
January 6, 2000 | ,
The United States and China will resume high-level military contacts later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, marking one of the final steps toward a resumption of formal contacts broken after the U.S. bombing of Beijing's embassy in Yugoslavia last May. While the planned visit of Chinese army Lt. Gen. Xiong Guangkai to Washington from Jan.
July 3, 1999 |
The chief of Chinese military intelligence has been reassigned in a move that government officials here insisted was unrelated to his role in the U.S. campaign donations scandal. Gen. Ji Shengde's apparent demotion--from directing intelligence for the vast People's Liberation Army (PLA) to running a department at a military research institute--was characterized as a lateral transfer by a spokesman for the National Defense Ministry.