Chinese and American soldiers taking part in 2017 in a humanitarian relief exercise held in Oregon. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese troops head to Hawaii for joint disaster relief exercise with US military

  • Humanitarian training highlights one area where the two sides can still cooperate despite tensions over trade war and South China Sea
  • US ambassador also insists Chinese students remain welcome in America, but observers stay cautious about overall state of relations
Topic |   US-China relations

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Chinese and American soldiers taking part in 2017 in a humanitarian relief exercise held in Oregon. Photo: Xinhua
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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference at the Pentagon in October. Photo: AFP

US wants to repatriate WWII soldiers’ remains from China as part of move to strengthen military cooperation with Beijing

  • Pentagon chief Mark Esper to meet Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in Bangkok next week
  • US troops fought in southern China against Japan between 1942 and 1944
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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper holds a news conference at the Pentagon in October. Photo: AFP
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