China, US defense ministers to meet

Global Times
Date: 2019/11/17
By: Liu Xuanzun

China-US military relations have served as an important stabilizer for the overall relations between the

A US Army participant learns Chinese at the US-China Disaster Management Exchange 2018 in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province on Saturday. Photo: Liu Xuanzun / GT

two countries since the start of the trade war despite the US' frequent provocations in the Taiwan Straits and South China Sea, and Chinese experts look forward to more exchanges and cooperation as the Chinese Defense Minister is expected to meet US Defense Secretary soon.

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper will meet Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand this week, AFP reported on November 9.

Randall Schriver, US assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, said the US would like to strengthen military cooperation with China, including repatriating the remains of US soldiers killed in the country during World War II, according to the report.

China and the US still have much more room for military cooperation, such as disaster relief, counter-terrorism and anti-piracy, Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, told the Global Times.    [FULL  STORY]

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