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Hagel meets with Chinese Defense Chief
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel welcomed his Chinese counterpart to the Pentagon today.
General Chang Wan-Quan, the Chinese Defense Chief, is at the Pentagon for a series of meetings with Hagel.
Cyber warfare and security issues in the east are the main topics on the table.
The two leaders are also discussing ways to expand cooperation with China's military in areas like humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
The transparency that we've had is important to reducing the risk of miscalculation and avoiding unintended tensions or conflicts. Our staffs are exploring those initiatives and we'll continue discussing them.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he will visit China next year as part of a push to increase high-level contacts between Senior U.S. and Chinese Defense leaders.