Minister of Defence Chang Wanquan meets his US counterpart Chuck Hagel in Beijing in April last year. Photo: Reuters

China to increase military exchanges, says President Xi, but US rethinks plans for further ties

Pledge by president coincides with report suggesting US is rethinking expansion of ties until rules for airborne encounters are agreed

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Minister of Defence Chang Wanquan meets his US counterpart Chuck Hagel in Beijing in April last year. Photo: Reuters
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