Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Barack Obama shake hands prior to a meeting at the West Lake State House in Hangzhou on September 3 ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit. Photo: AFP

Pentagon told to tone down China rhetoric in latest sign US may seek to diffuse tensions

US military chiefs have been barred from publicly using phrase ‘great power competition’ to refer to challenges posed by PLA

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and US President Barack Obama shake hands prior to a meeting at the West Lake State House in Hangzhou on September 3 ahead of the G20 Leaders Summit. Photo: AFP
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