China military report
China’s military tried unsuccessfully to halt the Pentagon’s publication of its latest annual report to Congress on Chinese military power.
Maj. Gen. Qian Lihua, director of the Chinese Defense Ministry Foreign Affairs Office, was quoted in a staterun press report as saying: “Under the present situation of the momentum of positive development of Sino-U.S. relations, the U.S. Department of Defense will only do new damage to military relations between the two countries by insisting on publishing the report.”
“This will only have a negative impact on military relations,” said Gen. Qian, who headed the Chinese military delegation to recent talks in Beijing with Pentagon officials.
Asked about the Chinese general’s remarks, Pentagon spokesman Maj. Stu Upton