Skip to comments.China flight-tests stealth jet during Gates' visit
Posted on 01/11/2011 2:17:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
China's military conducted the first flight test of an experimental stealth fighter Tuesday, apparently without informing the country's civilian leadership in advance and only hours before Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with the Chinese president to discuss improving military ties.
The test flight of the J-20 fighter seemed to represent a snub of Gates from China's military establishment during his three-day visit to Beijing and to deepen questions about how much control its civilian leadership exercises over the armed forces, which have often taken a harder line on improving relations with the U.S.
When Gates mentioned the test in an afternoon meeting with President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People, it was initially clear that neither Hu nor any of the other Chinese civilian officials present were aware that it had occurred, according to a senior U.S. Defense Department official.
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Hu is the President of China
RE: Hu is the President of China
Is that a question? Or are you stating a fact? :)
I’m not asking you what’s the name of the president of China!
Bob gates is about as worthless as tits on a boarhog.
Yeah, I agree. I thought he was much tougher in the '80's? Now he seems like a total panty waiste or poncy git as they say in the UK.
“I don’t know”
He represents the administration. What would you propose he do?
He’s a dog inside a fenced yard. When W left office, his yard got small.
Diplomatic snafu or an in-your-face “You are pwned” message? My money is on the latter.
Bull. If Gates believes that, we have a problem. Perhaps Gates is just saying that, but it's hard to know.