Xinhua published a short news report on January 22, 2009, based on a longer article from Global Times, titled as “The US Defense Secretary Said the US Wants to Hold Arms Reduction Negotiations with China”.
Robert Gates, the US Defense Secretary, said in New Delhi on January 20 that the US wants to hold ‘Cold-War Style’ arms reduction negotiations with China to prevent possible military confrontations in the future. Xinhua further cited Mr. Gates’ words from the Telegraph.co.uk’s report on January 20: "I was involved in the strategic arms talks (with the USSR). …… That kind of dialogue with China would be most productive and in the interest of global security." Xinhua’ report concluded with Telegraph’s commentary: “Mr Gates’ comments confirmed Washington’s acceptance of China as a military superpower.”
Source: Xinhua, January 22, 2010