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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, walks with Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi before their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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TOPICS LIMITED: Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie welcomes U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates in Beijing on Monday. Gen. Liang rejected suggestions for nuclear and security talks. (Bloomberg)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (left) is welcomed by Chief of the General's Staff Ma Xiaotian (center) upon arrival at Beijing International Airport in Beijing to start a four-day visit to China on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, photo, a Chinese J-20 stealth plane is seen after finishing a runway test in Chengdu, southwest China. State media are reporting on the appearance online of photos that appear to show a prototype Chinese stealth fighter undergoing testing. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, photo, visitors walk among giant ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. (AP Photo)

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Visitors walk near ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Visitors walk near ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Ice sculptures are illuminated at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Visitors walk near ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Fireworks explode above ice sculptures during the opening ceremony of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. (AP Photo)

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 photo, fireworks explode above giant ice sculptures during the opening ceremony of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. (AP Photo)

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China's new fifth-generation warplane, dubbed the J-20, wasn't expected to be deployed until 2020.

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Illustration: China and India

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**FILE** President Obama welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao as he arrives for a Group of 20 summit dinner in Pittsburgh in September 2009. (Associated Press)

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Anti-Japan protesters march in Wuhan, China, on Oct. 18. Beijing-Tokyo relations soured over the detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain accused of ramming two Japanese patrol boats in September near a string of islands in the East China Sea claimed by both countries. (Associated Press)

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Chinese technicians man drilling equipment on an oil rig in Paloich. China's interest here is high. Six government officials from the south's oil producing region flew to China earlier in the fall, and analysts say China is trying to improve ties with the south and maintain them with the north. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A Chinese petitioner wears a hat with the words "Officials Corrupt, Changed Judiciary" in Beijing on May 4, 2009. China plans to crack down in the coming year on lavish parties and seminars organized by government officials, hoping to placate a public angered by corruption and accounts of sex and booze-fueled fetes held at taxpayer expense. (Associated Press)

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Zhang Yimou speaks during a press conference to promote his new movie in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Zhang Yimou says Christian Bale will star in the Chinese filmmaker's latest project about 13 young prostitutes struggling to survive during the attack by Japanese soldiers on Nanjing in 1937.(AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Assistant Defense Secretary Wallace "Chip" Gregson says A2/AD is the term for China's special missiles and high-tech weapons.

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A man shows the first Confucius Peace Prize awarded to former Taiwanese Vice President Lien Chan during a press conference in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. A Chinese group awarded its own version of a peace prize Thursday, a move apparently intended to counter the Nobel committee's decision to honor imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)