China advocates military exchanges with US based on equality and respect

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) — The Chinese military is willing to engage in exchanges and cooperation with its American counterpart on the basis of equality and mutual respect, so as to build a healthy, stable and sustainable relationship between the two military organs, said today Friday the spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense, Zhang Xiaogang.

Zhang made the remarks when asked to comment on the Pentagon spokesman's statement that the two sides plan to hold a meeting on a maritime military consultation agreement in early 2024.

China's stance on the development of Sino-US military relations is consistent and clear, Zhang said.

He also recalled that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

“We hope that the US side will develop a correct perception of China, respect the core interests and main concerns of the Chinese side, and take concrete measures to work with us in the same direction and realize the important consensus of the two leaders. “State in San Francisco,” said the spokesman. End