Chinese president meets U.S. defence secretary

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) meets with visiting U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel

in Beijing, on April 9, 2014.   Photo by Li Tao

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese president meets

U.S. defence secretary

 

 

By Wang Huihui

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on Wednesday of April 9, calling on the two countries to build a new model of military relationship.

“Military-to-military relations are an important component of China-U.S. ties and both sides should develop a new model of military relationship within the framework of building a new type of major-country relations,” Xi said.

Xi recalled his Annenberg meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama last June, during which they agreed to build a new type of major-country relations based on mutual respect and win-win cooperation. The two presidents have since met twice, respectively in St. Petersburg during the G20 Summit and in The Hague during the Nuclear Security Summit.

China and the U.S. enjoy broader scope for cooperation under the current complex international landscape, Xi said.

Restating the principles of no conflict and no confrontation, mutual respect and win-win cooperation, Xi called on the two sides to promote practical cooperation in various areas, managing effectively the differences and sensitive issues so that the new type of major-country relations between China and the U.S.could move forward in the right direction.

Hagel thanked Xi for meeting with him and conveyed the greetings of President Obama.

Hagel said his visit aimed to promote the new model of military relations that President Obama and President Xi have supported. Both sides have had positive, candid and constructive talks.

U.S.-China relationship is essential to the development of the world in the 21st century, Hagel said, expressing the willingness to increase dialogue and mutual trust to further the bilateral ties and military-to-military relations.

Xi and Hagel also exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula.

Hagel arrived in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province on Monday for a four-day China visit.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission

(CMC), presents a new flag to the “Falcon Commando Unit”, an elite police counter-terror

brigade, at the Special Police Academy of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force, in Beijing,

on April 9, 2014. Xi inspected the Special Police Academy of the Chinese People’s Armed Police

Force on Wednesday.    Photo by Li Gang 

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with armed police officers at the Special Police Academy

of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force, in Beijing, capital of China, on April 9, 2014.

Photo by Li Gang

 

 

 

 

Xi calls for better

anti-terror forces

 

 

By Wang Cong

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday of April 9 called on the country’s armed police forces to forcefully act against terrorism, to safeguard national security and social stability.

Xi, who is also chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks when inspecting the Special Police Academy of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force, where he observed training of armed police officers, including a simulated anti-hijack mission.

During the inspection, he presented a new flag to the “Falcon Commando Unit,” an elite police counter-terror brigade under the academy.

This special operations brigade has made outstanding contributions to social stability over the past years. On Feb. 20, President Xi Jinping officially named the brigade “Falcon Commando Unit.”

During the inspection, Xi said that the Falcons are the preeminent national anti-terror force.

He called on members of the unit to intensify their training, stay on high alert at all times, forge a world class anti-terror force and “always remain loyal to the Communist Party of China and the people.”

The Special Police Academy of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force was established in 1982 as a special anti-hijack unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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