BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 6: U.S. Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy, left, chats with Ma Xiaotian, right, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army ... more 
BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 6: U.S. Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy, left, chats with Ma Xiaotian, right, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army during a bilateral meeting at the Bayi Building on December 7, 2011 in Beijing, China. Ties between the two military powers have been strained following announcement by the US that they will base up to 2500 marines in Darwin, northern Australia. (Photo by Andy Wong-Pool/Getty Images) less 
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