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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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.