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Indeed, he suggested, Americans should consider cutting their military budget. “The United States is still recovering from the financial crisis, still has difficulties in its economy,” he said. “It would be a better thing if you did not spend so much money on the military and a little bit more in other areas, so as to play a very positive role, a very constructive role in world peace and stability.”


he refer to the Chinese military chief, Gen. Chen Bingde
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Can Chinese military weapons threat U.S.A?

China's military technology is decades behind that of the Pentagon and will remain so, he said, and its spending is far behind that of the United States.
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Why is the rapid expansion and modernization of China's military?

General Chen quoted the former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who said China's Army would have to be patient until ordinary people's needs were met. Many of the improvements in the force were needed years ago but were deferred, he said.
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complaint:

Three times, he raised complaints about recent American naval maneuvers in or near the South China Sea, including a joint exercise this week with the Australian and Japanese Navies and a late June exercise with the navy of the Philippines.

Admiral Mullen said the exercises were both small and long-scheduled. But General Chen was unsatisfied, noting that China had recently clashed with Vietnam and the Philippines over territorial claims in the region. "At the least, I think this is bad timing," he said, adding later, "it's not that difficult a thing to change a schedule."
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some evidence of progress

Monday's news conference brought some evidence of progress toward that goal. The two sides agreed to hold counterpiracy maneuvers in the Gulf of Aden by year's end, to hold talks on operational safety in Hawaii and China, and to plan exercises in humanitarian relief for 2012. Such joint operations have been rare in recent years.
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orders from civilian leaders

Both men are under orders to improve the military relationship, one outcome of a summit in January between President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China.
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July 12, 2011, on page A9 of the New York edition with the headline:
Military Leaders of U.S. and China Vow Closer Ties, but Bumps Remain.
By MICHAEL WINES

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