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China defense chief says military buildup no threat to the world

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) shakes hands with China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie during a meeting at the Bayi Building, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) shakes hands with China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie during a meeting at the Bayi Building, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) shakes hands with China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie during a meeting at the Bayi Building, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (R) and Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli attend a welcoming ceremony at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. China's military buildup poses no threat to the world, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie said on Tuesday, in an effort to allay fears among Asian neighbours amid long-running maritime disputes. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY MARITIME)

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (R) and Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli attend a welcoming ceremony at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. China's military buildup poses no threat to...more

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (R) and Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli attend a welcoming ceremony at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. China's military buildup poses no threat to the world, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie said on Tuesday, in an effort to allay fears among Asian neighbours amid long-running maritime disputes. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY MARITIME)
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Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli salutes during a welcoming ceremony for United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli salutes during a welcoming ceremony for United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Commander of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Wu Shengli salutes during a welcoming ceremony for United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the PLA Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus looks on during his visit at the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. China's military buildup poses no threat to the world, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie said on Tuesday, in an effort to allay fears among Asian neighbours amid long-running maritime disputes. REUTERS/Jason Lee

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus looks on during his visit at the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. China's military buildup poses no threat to the world, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie said...more

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus looks on during his visit at the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Headquarters, in Beijing November 27, 2012. China's military buildup poses no threat to the world, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie said on Tuesday, in an effort to allay fears among Asian neighbours amid long-running maritime disputes. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) talks with China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie during a meeting at the Bayi Building, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) talks with China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie during a meeting at the Bayi Building, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (L) talks with China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie during a meeting at the Bayi Building, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A soldier stands guard behind the main gate of the Bayi Building, during a meeting between United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A soldier stands guard behind the main gate of the Bayi Building, during a meeting between United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A soldier stands guard behind the main gate of the Bayi Building, during a meeting between United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Soldiers walk up the stairs towards Bayi Building, ahead of a meeting between United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Soldiers walk up the stairs towards Bayi Building, ahead of a meeting between United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Soldiers walk up the stairs towards Bayi Building, ahead of a meeting between United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, in Beijing November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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