China, US hold 2nd Strategic Security Dialogue

  Xinhua, May 3, 2012

The second China-U.S. Strategic Security Dialogue, under the strategic framework of the fourth China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue, was held in Beijing on Wednesday, according to a press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns co-chaired the dialogue, said the release, which noted that the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on issues of strategic and comprehensive security, deepening mutual understanding.

The two sides agreed to continue to develop the Strategic Security Dialogue mechanism, and let it play a greater role in enhancing bilateral strategic mutual trust.

Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army; Chinese Ambassador to the United States Zhang Yesui; U.S. Acting Under-secretary of Defense James Miller; and U.S. Commander-in-chief of Pacific Command Samuel J. Locklear attended the event.