ABSTRACT

Memorandum of Understanding on Notification of Major Military Activities Between The United States of America Department of Defense and the People's Republic of China Ministry of National Defense on Notification of Major Military Activities Confidence-Building Measures Mechanism   [open pdf - 320KB]

From the Preamble: "The United States Department of Defense and the People's Republic of China Ministry of National Defense (hereinafter referred to as the 'sides'): Reaffirm the commitment to the development of a new model of U.S.-China military-to-military relations, which is an integral part of the bilateral relationship: [1] Affirm that both sides are committed to improve relations, deepen mutual understanding, reduce risk , and reduce the potential for misunderstanding and miscalculation; [2] Recognize that both sides seek to advance the bilateral relationship through military confidence -building measures, undertaken in a spirit of equality and openness; [3] Realize the consensus between President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping, and to establish a notification of major military activities confidence-building measures initiative; [4] Determine that this mechanism for notification of major military activities forms the basis from which both sides exchange notifications of military activities and strengthen confidence and mutual trust through reciprocal notifications and information sharing; [5] Affirm that notifications should aim to reduce misunderstanding, prevent miscalculation, and manage risk and crisis effectively; and [6] Establish a mechanism to inform when both sides would exchange notifications of major military activities on the basis of the principles of constructive cooperation, mutual interest, mutual trust, mutual benefit, and reciprocity, consistent with accepted international norms of behavior."

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Date:
2014?
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United States. Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov/
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