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Defense Minister Liang Guanglie has met with "Flying Tigers" veterans and their families in the United States. During Monday's visit in Arlington, Virginia, Liang expressed his hopes for the positive development of Sino-US relations.
Liang Guanglie spoke with 89-year-old J. Vinyard, a member of the "Flying Tigers", and Nell Calloway, Commander Claire Chennault's granddaughter.
He said the Chinese and American people share a long history of friendly ties, citing the battles fought by the "Flying Tigers" alongside the Chinese people against the Japanese during World War II.
Liang said that the Chinese people will never forget those who have helped them.
Calloway said she believes that history bears a special importance to the current world.
Vinyard recalled the days when he worked on combat missions in China, Myanmar, and India. Liang invited him to visit the places in southwest China where he executed missions.
Liang noted that a positive relationship between the two countries requires efforts made by the two peoples. He voiced his hope that the Chinese and American people will work hand in hand to enhance such a relationship.
Before wrapping up his visit on May 10, Liang will meet US state and military leaders, and hold a joint press conference with his US counterpart Leon Panetta after talks.