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Chinese military build-up not a concern: US

August 18, 2010 08:25 IST

The military build-up by the People Liberation Army of China as reported by the Pentagon on its annual report to the Congress is not necessarily a cause of concern, the United States has said.

"I would just say in general, we continue to seek a sustained and reliable military-to-military partnership with China, and we have obviously got a robust diplomatic relationship with them. So I wouldn't necessarily view this as cause for concern," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said.

"We are going to continue to engage with China diplomatically and work with them on improving military-to- military cooperation," he said, when asked about Pentagon report to the Congress in which the Department of Defence expressed its concern over the Chinese military buildup.

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