Panetta Meets with Chinese Leaders, Tours Academy in Beijing

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with Chinese Rear Adm. Li Ji, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office, China's Defense Ministry, in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. Panetta visited Tokyo before Beijing, and will travel to Auckland, New Zealand, during a weeklong trip to the Asia-Pacific region. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping before a meeting in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for a photo with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping before a meeting in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. 
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke at the Great Hall of the People after meeting with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Maj. Gen. Zu Hang, commander of the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy, in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta signs the guest book after a meeting with Maj. Gen. Zu Hang, commander of the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy, in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Maj. Gen. Zu Hang, commander of the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy, in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Maj. Gen. Zu Hang, commander of the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy, in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is escorted by Maj. Gen. Zu Hang, commander of the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy, to speak to cadets in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to cadets at the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. 
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy listen to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speak in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A cadet from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy asks U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta a question after his speech in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy listen to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speak in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy applaud U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta after his speech in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a plaque from Chinese Maj. Gen. Zu Hang, commander of the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy, after speaking to cadets in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A cadet from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy sounds off for U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta before showing him the barracks in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A cadet from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy escorts U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on a tour of the barracks in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A cadet from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy shows U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta the hardest medals to win as an academy student while on a tour of the barracks in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks through the chow line at the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012.  
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has lunch with cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has lunch with cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta explains the American tradition of military coins to cadets from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes the hand of a cadet from the People's Liberation Army's armored forces engineering academy in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke brief the press at a meeting in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke brief the press at a meeting in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke listen to a question from Lita Baldor, Associated Press reporter, at a meeting in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke at the end of the day in Beijing, Sept. 19, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo