Central Military Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Changlong arrives at the Pentagon. Photo: AFP
Central Military Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Changlong arrives at the Pentagon. Photo: AFP

China picks 'military heavyweight' for high-level US talks amid South China Sea spat

Army chief known for his loyalty to President Xi Jinping sent to Washington, say analysts, amid spat over Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea

Central Military Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Changlong arrives at the Pentagon. Photo: AFP
Central Military Commission Vice-Chairman Fan Changlong arrives at the Pentagon. Photo: AFP
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