China Visit

By Christopher J. Castelli / October 26, 2009 at 5:00 AM

Gen. Xu Caihou, vice chairman of the Communist Party of China’s Central Military Commission -- the Chinese equivalent to the U.S. secretary of defense -- spoke today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The think tank promoted the event as a rare opportunity to hear from a high-ranking Chinese defense official in Washington.

The audio from the session is online.

Reuters reports he advocated increased cooperation with the Pentagon.

The general is reportedly slated to meet tomorrow with Defense Secretary Robert Gates.