Dr. Fan Jishe is a research fellow of Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His current research fields are American Arms Contol, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Policy, Sino-US Security Relations.
The 10th Sino-US Defense Consultative Talks (DCT) ended on a positive note in Beijing on June 24 following an 18-month suspension. Senior officials from both sides discussed regional security issues and agreed to hold a special meeting on maritime security in the near future and to organize high-level exchange visits over the coming year. For the Obama administration it was a good start to military ties with China.