Washington: The military build-up by the
People Liberation Army (PLA) 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
"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.