US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis rebuked Beijing this month for its military build-up in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

US defence chief Jim Mattis visiting Beijing at ‘critical time’ for China-US military ties

Both sides recognise need to step up communication to ease tensions over South China Sea and Taiwan, analysts say

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US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis rebuked Beijing this month for its military build-up in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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