Journal : People's Daily (Chinese) Date : Author : NA Page No. : 12

An item  on the Ministry of Defence spokesperson’s Press Conference on China’s military training and joint military training between China and foreign countries, at which China’s joint exercises with Pakistan (Eagle-VII)  were disclosed along with information about military training and its foreign collaboration aspects in general.

The item also dwells upon China’s military relations with the USA, mentioning Defence Minster Wei Fenghe’s “three meetings (with his counterpart) in a five-month period, indicating that the relations between the Chinese and US militaries have remained generally stable”. Further that “In the next step, China is willing to work with the US to jointly implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state, strengthen strategic communication, promote cooperation in an orderly manner, effectively control risks, plan and organize a working meeting between the US and US defense ministries, and China-US maritime military security consultations. The important mechanism of dialogue is to promote the healthy and stable development of the relations between the two militaries through pragmatic cooperation”.

The item alsomentions the 7th “Hand in Hand” Army joint training between China and India to be held in Chengdu, Sichuan, China from December 10th to 23rd at the end, adding that “the two sides will each send 100 people to participate” and that “the joint training content includes adaptive training, basic training, actual shooting, and comprehensive exercises”.

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