U.S. Defense Secretary Visits China

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U.S Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the People’s Liberation Army’s National Defense University as part of his trip to China. He delivered a speech stressing the importance of military openness and transparency for both China and the United States.

The visit was also controversial because he told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation. And he said America will protect Japan, the Philippines and other allies locked in disputes with China, as laid out in U.S. treaty obligations. Chinese Defense  Minister Chang Wanquan said his country will not take the initiative to stir up troubles with Japan, but warned that Beijing is ready to use its military if needed to safeguard its territory. And he said the U.S. must “stay vigilant” against Japan’s actions and “not be permissive and supportive” of Tokyo. CCTV’s Tang Bo reports with more details.

U.S. Defense Secretary Visits China

U.S. Defense Secretary Visits China

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the People's Liberation Army's National Defense University as part of his trip to China. He delivered a speech stressing the importance of military openness and transparency for both China and the United States. CCTV's Tang Bo has more.