Pax Pacificana? US, China agree to avoid military conflict

RT
November 12, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014 (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at the end of their news conference in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014 (Reuters / Kevin Lamarque)

The US president has announced Washington’s and Beijing’s agreement to avoid military confrontation by reducing Air Force- and Navy-related incidents. Barack Obama secured the deal after long talks with his China’s Xi Jinping at the APEC summit.

The sides resolved to notify each other better of their major military activities, such as war games, and establish rules of behavior for military encounters at sea and in the air.

“There are important differences that we have both practically as well as our vision for our respective countries and our conduct in foreign policy,” Barack Obama said, adding that the two countries are working together whenever they can.

“When the US and China are able to work together effectively, the whole world benefits,” Obama said.

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