Panetta Meets with China's Defense Leaders in Beijing

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, deputy chief of general staff, in Beijing, Sept. 17, 2012. Panetta met with defense counterparts in Tokyo before visiting  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 and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie participate in an honors ceremony in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie conduct a pass and review in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie conduct a pass and review in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie conduct a pass and review in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie visit the Bayi Building in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie meet in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie meet in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie meet in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie walk to a press conference in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to reporters during a press conference with Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a press conference in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie speaks to reporters during a press conference with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta looks at a Chinese relief carving in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Gen. Xu Caihou, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, meet in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Chinese opera singers perform for U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie during an official dinner in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. 
 DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • A Chinese dancer performs for U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie during an official dinner in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • A Chinese dancer performs for U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie during an official dinner in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a plaque from Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie after an official dinner in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a plate as a gift to commemorate his visit to China from Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie after an official dinner in Beijing, Sept. 18, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo