Group photo is taken at the entrance of the Ministry of National Defense in Beijing Nov. 26. Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo hosted members of the Disaster Management Exchange to luncheon Nov. 26. The DMEs with China began in 1998 with actual visits beginning in 2005. The 2012 DME is hosted by the People's Liberation Army in China: Beijing, Kunming, and Chengdu. U.S. Army Pacific and the PLA are participating in DME, Nov. 26 " Dec. 2. The DME is an annual USARPAC Security Cooperation Event with the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The DMEs with China began in 1998 with actual visits beginning in 2005. For the 2007 DME, the PLA hosted a USARPAC delegation in China (Beijing and Wuhan). For the 2011 DME, USARPAC hosted the PLA in Hawaii, Colorado, and Louisiana.