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China to continue to foster new model of military ties with U.S.

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 10:58, May 26, 2015

BEIJING, May 26 -- China's armed forces will continue to foster a new model of military relationship with the U.S. armed forces that conforms to the new model of major-country relations between the two countries, a white paper on China's military strategy says Tuesday.

China will strengthen defense dialogues, exchanges and cooperation, with the U.S military, says the document, which is issued by the State Council Information Office.

It says China will also continue to improve the confidence-building measure (CBM) mechanism for the notification of major military activities as well as the rules of behavior for safety of air and maritime encounters, so as to strengthen mutual trust, prevent risks and manage crises.

According to the document, China's armed forces will also further their exchanges and cooperation with the Russian military within the framework of the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination between China and Russia.

In the spirit of neighborhood diplomacy of friendship, sincerity, reciprocity and inclusiveness, China's armed forces will further develop relations with their counterparts in neighboring countries and work to raise the level of military relations with European counterparts.

China's armed forces will continue the traditional friendly military ties with their African, Latin American and Southern Pacific counterparts, it says.

It will continue to host multilateral events like the Xiangshan Forum, striving to establish a new framework for security and cooperation conducive to peace, stability and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, the document adds.

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