Tuesday, September 04, 2012

China - Military Partnership Resumed


India's government announced to resume joint military maneuvers between China and India next year.

据法新社报道,印度国防部长A. K. 安东尼4日宣布,中印两军拟于明年恢复中断四年的两国联合军事演习。

According to AFP [news agency], India's defence minister A.K. Antony announced on September 4 that China's and India's armed forces are planning for next year to resume both countries' joint military maneuvers that had been suspended for four years.

[Source: China Daily, Chinese edition, quoted by 21CN新闻 on September 4, 2012]

For a basic evaluation of China's new foreign policy you should read that article: Chinese defence minister in India, part of effort to ease tensions, published by The Hindu Business Line on September 4, 2012.

News from India come on the same day when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Beijing for talks about recent disputes between China and other countries over territorial claims in the South China Sea where she proposes a "code of conduct" for the parties involved. Even though her hostile remarks about China have reached her Chinese counterparts, she will be granted a highest-level reception in Beijing.

For a better evaluation of the U.S. position in the actual conflict, you should refer to the following article published by the Los Angeles Times on September 4, 2012: Clinton draws criticism from Chinese ahead of talks.

China’s Defence Minister Gen Liang Guanglie with the Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony in New Delhi on Tuesday September 4, 2012.

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