BEIJING, Dec. 13
(Xinhuanet) -- China is willing to work with Russia to deepen bilateral military
cooperation, and advance Sino-Russian strategic partnership of cooperation, said
a senior Chinese military officer here Monday, according to Foreign Ministry
Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission, made
the remarks when meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, who is
here on a four-day China visit as guest of Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan.
Guo said as an important part of the strategic partnership of cooperation
between the two nations, bilateral military ties have kept strengthening in
The two armed forces have had frequent high-level visits and expanded their
cooperation fields, Guo said. The security consultation system between the two
sides operates well, he added.
As for the very complicated situation across the Taiwan Strait, Guo said
the separatism activities of Taiwan authorities posed the biggest threat to
peace and stability across the strait.
He said the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will never tolerate any
attempt to separate Taiwan from China, which is a consistent and unchangeable
stand of China.
Guo expressed appreciation for Russia's one-China principled stance on
Ivanov said Russia-China relations experienced remarkable progress over
recent years. The military technological cooperation between the two sides
continuously expanded and advanced.
He hoped the two armed forces will keep on their mutual-beneficial and
friendly cooperation and exchanges.
With regard to Taiwan issue, Ivanov said Russia's one-China stance is
steadfast and will not change in the future.