Beijing after talks with counterpart Robert Gates, Chinese Defense minister has required playing down the country's military expansions. He emphasized US posed no risk and was years following nations with more highly developed technology. China
Mr. Gates is on for four day visit to
China to ease pressure before Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the next week. US
After their meeting Mr Liang Guanglie and Mr Gates both told to the reporters that they have agreed that our military co-operation should be strengthen and should not be influenced by politics.
Mr Liang said
China has great worried over US contracts in Taiwan, before seeking to restore confidence the US about 's military intentions. China
Commenting to the reporters, he said, “To enhance the research and development of weapons is not any way targeting to any third country”.
At the time of landing in Beijing of Mr Gates, websites published pictures obviously showing a working archetype of a Chinese stealth aircraft, unseen to radar.
The “Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor” is only
world’s operational stealth fighter. US
In the collective of talks, Mr Gates said that the Chinese "visibly have potential to put some of our competencies at danger".
"We have to pay concentration to them; we have to react properly with our own programs."
US has been focusing directly as enhances its military capabilities, especially its advancement of a supposed "carrier killer" missile, a land-based system which have the ability to sink a jet carrier from up to 2,900 K.M away. China
based missiles, according to the August’s reports of the Pentagon.
The Pentagon had reported in August, that
had been increasing its nuclear arsenal and submarine force, as well as improving its land-based missiles. China
On the growing of the economy
's official military budget quadrupled between 1999 and 2009. Last year China declared a smaller than normal to 7.5% increase to US$ 76.3bn. China
Till now the
US defense budget is the biggest in the world at about $700bn, followed by ’s 2nd largest defense budget, which might be increased this year. China