US Secretary of Defence James Mattis shakes hands with China’s General Wei Fenghe during a bilateral meeting in Singapore on Thursday. Both defence chiefs endorsed the non-binding guidelines. Photo: EPA-EFE

China, US defence chiefs agree to Asean rules on encounters between warplanes

James Mattis says regional military chiefs endorsed guidelines at annual meeting in Singapore

They encourage planes to establish communications with other aircraft, clearly identify themselves and avoid manoeuvres that could provoke a response

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US Secretary of Defence James Mattis shakes hands with China’s General Wei Fenghe during a bilateral meeting in Singapore on Thursday. Both defence chiefs endorsed the non-binding guidelines. Photo: EPA-EFE
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