an important part of the Asia-Pacific defense system as the United States, Australia, the are trying to balance relations with China. With visiting Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith yesterday talks with Chinese Defense Minister Liang, the two sides and Australia in the maintenance of peace in the Asia-Pacific region, stability and development have common interests and aspirations. The positive and mutually beneficial defense to developing bilateral relations conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries.
Chinese Defense Minister next year visit to Australia
According to the Xinhua News Agency reported, the two sides reaffirmed their positive development, the importance of mutually beneficial defense relationship will continue to maintain high-level contacts and dialogue, and agreed to seek the opportunity of the two ministers to carry out regular dialogue. Australia invited the Chinese defense minister in 2013 visit to Australia. China’s invitation, the commander of the Australian Defense Force and the Department of Defense Secretary during the year to China to attend the 15th defense of strategic consultations.
two sides agreed to continue to deepen pragmatic cooperation of the two armies. The two sides affirmed the joint exercise held in Australia for the first time the humanitarian disaster in Sichuan Province in November 2011 to the spirit of 2011 “the success of. Smith, a formal invitation to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to Australia to participate in the “spirit of cooperation 2012″ joint exercise later this year. Australia welcomes Chinese naval escort fleet to the end of the Gulf of Aden escort return visit to Australia later this year as planned. The two sides agreed to visit during the exchange of experience of anti-piracy operations.
Australia to China to dispatch peacekeepers to southern Sudan, Liberia and other places to participate in UN peacekeeping operations, international security that makes a lasting and positive contribution is welcomed. The two sides agreed to explore the future hold bilateral peacekeeping exercise.
two sides agreed to strengthen exchanges in the field of military culture, and promote understanding of each other’s military culture. The two sides agreed to strengthen military training institutions, defense departments and academic exchanges in the fields, including language and technical training courses.
Smith yesterday gave a speech at the China Institute for International Strategic positive and constructive Sino-US relations is of great significance for the development of the Asia-Pacific region. Smith said that as a U.S. ally in the Asia-Pacific, Australia and the United States has maintained a close defense and communication, including joint military exercises, officer visits. Smith said that no one country or several countries can achieve a big country with a population of 1.3 billion strategic blockade, such as China or India. He stressed that Australia do not want to see the Sino-US strategic competitive situation in the Asia-Pacific region.
did not bring cell phones and computers
However, Smith in the pre-entry, electronic communication devices to stay in Hong Kong, a move that was widely reported, the move and visited the theme of “trust building” the formation of strong control.
It is reported that before entering the mainland of China, Smith, and its accompanying put mobile phones and laptops to remain in Hong Kong, including the media consultant for a new phone. Australia, which is “to prevent the mainland by the Chinese cyber espionage attacks”. Smith said: “Whether private or government agencies, people need to be careful of their communications security, the risk of cyber attacks is real, people need to take the necessary precautionary measures.” It is reported that, although the Australia Department of Defense is not the first time the use of such anti-spyware prevention measures, ministerial visits in addition to countries other than China, but seldom the case with “cautious”. Australian Defense Minister Office refused to comment on the report.