Gates Meets with Leaders in China

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Chinese Lt. Gen. Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of staff, greets U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky on their arrival in Beijing, China, Nov. 4, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shares a laugh with Chinese Lt. Gen. Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of staff, on his arrival in Beijing, China, Nov. 4, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, stands while Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuan salutes during an official military welcome ceremony honoring Secretary Gates in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, reviews Chinese troops with Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuan, left, during a military welcome ceremony honoring Gates in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, shakes hands with  Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuan during an official military welcome ceremony honoring Secretary Gates in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Xu Caihou as U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China Clark T. Randt, Jr., left, and Chinese Lt. Gen. Ma Xiaotian, Deputy Chief of Staff, right, look on in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, walks with Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, left, after meeting together in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, meets with Chinese Executive Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo, left, in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, meets with Chinese Senior Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Guo Boxiong, in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Left to right, Chinese Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Ma Xiaotian, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Chinese Senior Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Guo Boxiong, U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China Clark T. Randt, Jr., and Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Xu Caihou, pose for a photo in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.   Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, meets with Chinese Senior Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Guo Boxiong, in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.   Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and  Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuan hold a meeting in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and  Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuana hold a joint press conference for members of the local and traveling press in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and  Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuana shake hands during a joint press conference for members of the local and traveling press in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • From left, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates pins U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Bradley Fribley with his new rank as Fribley\'s wife pins his other side and their son looks on during a promotion ceremony in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Thurlby