President Xi advocates new type of military relations with US

Updated: 2014-11-12 17:29


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BEIJING - President Xi Jinping on Wednesday proposed "a new type of military relations" that suits the new type of major-country relationship between China and the United States.

Xi made the remarks at the meeting with visiting US President Barack Obama.

Xi said that defense departments of the two countries have signed agreements to establish a mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and a code of safe conduct on naval and air military encounter between the two sides.

The two militaries should deepen exchanges, mutual trust and cooperation based on these agreements, he said.

China would like to make progress in the exchanges between senior officers of the two armed forces, smooth communication mechanism and conduct more joint trainings and drills with the U.S. side, he said.