Panetta Meets With Leaders, Departs Beijing

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has a departure meeting with Chinese Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, the Chinese army's deputy chief of general staff, in Beijing, Sept. 20, 2012. Panetta visited with defense counterparts in Beijing before traveling to Auckland, New Zealand, during a weeklong trip to the Asia-Pacific region. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Chinese Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, the Chinese army's deputy chief of general staff, speaks with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during a departure meeting in Beijing, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a gift to commemorate his visit to China from Chinese Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, the Chinese army's deputy chief of general staff, in Beijing, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Chinese Air Force Gen. Ma Xiaotian, the Chinese army's deputy chief of general staff, before departing Beijing, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, walks with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly before departing Beijing, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta waves good-bye before departing Beijing, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta disembarks from a Chinese 039 Submarine in Qingdao, China, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks through an honor cordon at the Chinese North Sea Fleet headquarters in Qingdao, China, Sept. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo