June 3, 2007

Robert Gates on China

From the same podium that Rumsfeld spoke two years ago in Singapore, Robert Gates statements have turned down the heat between the superpowers over a previous dispute over Beijings military build up.

Gates called for a more detailed military dialogue with China to avoid future miscalculations, while a top Chinese general said Beijing was prepared to open a "hotline" with Washington, with Gates adding' " I think it is an important start ... "There has clearly been greater transparency on the part of the Chinese."

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