The Chinese and US militaries are keen to avoid mishaps in the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese and US defence chiefs push for stable military ties and to improve cooperation

  • In first direct talks since Esper took office in July, General Wei Fenghe underlines Beijing’s stand on various thorny issues, from Hong Kong to the South China Sea
  • Beijing ‘upset’ by departure of Patrick Shanahan, who had left room for continuing bilateral cooperation
Topic |   US-China relations

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The Chinese and US militaries are keen to avoid mishaps in the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua
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The US delegation is set to face criticism over Washington’s decision to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: AFP

US delegates at Beijing security forum set to face tough time over stance on Hong Kong, ‘provocation’ in South China Sea

  • Senior PLA figures expected to use Xiangshan Forum to take aim at US representatives over Washington’s ‘meddling’ in China’s internal affairs, member of Chinese delegation says
  • But hosts may also have to face difficult questions from concerned investors over handling of protests in Hong Kong
Topic |   China military

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The US delegation is set to face criticism over Washington’s decision to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Photo: AFP
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