A better beginning to relations with the new administration than mid-air collision between a US surveillance plane and Chinese fighter jet. Not that it would bode all that well for Taiwan.
[quote=“Agence France-Presse”]China called for stronger military ties with the U.S. on Jan. 20, just hours before Barack Obama was to take power in Washington.
Beijing said there were currently “difficulties” in military relations between the two nations and urged the U.S. to remove obstacles to an improved relationship.
“In this new period, we hope that both China and the US could make joint efforts to create favorable conditions and improve and promote military-to-military relations,” Ministry of Defense spokesman Col. Hu Changming told reporters.
“We call on the U.S. to remove the obstacles to the growth of military relations between the two countries and to create favourable conditions for the healthy growth of military relations.”[/quote]