미국과 중국은 타이완 문제에 관한 대화를 통해 새 군사 직통 연락망을 시험했습니다.
미국 국방부는 로버트 게이츠 국방장관이 새로 개통된 군사 직통 연락망을 통해10일 중국의 량광례 국방장관과30분 동안 전화통화를 가졌다고 밝혔습니다.
미국 국방부는 게이츠 장관이 타이완의 마잉주 총통 당선자와 협력할 것을 중국측에 촉구하기 위해 직통 연락망을 이용했다고 밝혔습니다.
The Pentagon and the Chinese military have tested a new defense hotline by holding a conversation about Taiwan.
The Pentagon says U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his new Chinese counterpart, General Liang Guanglie, used the new telephone link Thursday to hold a 30-minute conversation.
Pentagon spokesman (Major) Stuart Upton said Gates used the direct telephone line to urge China to work with the newly-elected leaders of Taiwan. (Gates said the United States remains committed to the one-China policy.) Upton says the U.S. defense secretary reiterated Washington's opposition to any unilateral attempt by either China or Taiwan to change the self-ruled island's status.
China's official Xinhua news agency said General Liang pushed for an end to U.S.-Taiwan military relations and arms sales to the island, which China regards as a renegade province.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the two defense chiefs also discussed advancing their countries' military-to-military relations.