Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he was "pleased" that the Chinese military leadership has agreed to consider beginning a strategic security dialogue with the US military on cyber, missile defense, nuclear, and space issues, Jan. 10, 2011. He made the comment at a joint press briefing with Chinese defense minister Gen. Liang Guanglie after the two had concluded a meeting on the first day of Gates' three-day China visit. Here, Gates and Liang walk before the Peoples' Liberation Army ceremonial guard during welcoming ceremonies for Gates at the Bayo Building in Beijing, Jan. 10, 2011.
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