Thursday, January 13, 2011

China's military capabilities focused on US: Mullen
Ahead of the State visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao, a top American military leader has said that many of the modern military capabilities being developed by Beijing were focused on the United States.

"Many of these capabilities seem to be focused very specifically on the United States," Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told foreign journalists here, when asked about the high-tech military equipments, anti-satellite missiles and fifth generation fighter jets being developed by China.

The latest news reports in this regard, he said, had not come as a surprise to him because he had watched them evolve this capability.

"In that regard, it is significant. But in a sense that it's not a surprise, and I've spoken to this many times, China is investing in very high-end, high-tech capabilities.

"The question that is always out there is to try to understand exactly why, that the opaqueness of that tied to our lack of relationship is something that I'd like to see if we can crack open," Mullen said.


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