Analysts: For China's Defense Proposals, Implementation Is Everything

By Christopher J. Castelli / August 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM
Chinese proposals to develop a bilateral notification system for major military activities as well as "rules of behavior" for air and naval forces, ideas welcomed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, could foster trust and improve safety -- but that all depends on the implementation, according to several analysts. "Our staffs are exploring those initiatives and will continue discussing them," Hagel said this week at a joint press conference with China's defense minister, Gen. Chang Wanquan. "A bilateral notification system certainly...

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