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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 189-02
December 06, 2002

US and China to Hold Defense Consultative Talks

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Douglas J. Feith, will host Defense Consultative Talks with China's People's Liberation Army in Washington on Monday, December 9, 2002.

The Chinese delegation will be led by Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Gen. Xiong Guangkai.

The purpose of the meeting is to conduct strategic level dialogue on issues of mutual concern, including proliferation, terrorism and regional security.

Following the talks, Under Secretary Feith will conduct a media availability at 4 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the River Entrance by 3:30 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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