- Title: President Xi says China-U.S. military ties enhanced by US general visit
- Date: 17th August 2017
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (AUGUST 17, 2017) (AGENCY POOL) CHAIRMAN OF U.S. JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF JOSEPH DUNFORD WALKING TOWARDS CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING AND SHAKING HANDS / XI SHAKING HANDS WITH U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CHINA TERRY BRANSTAD BRANSTAD TALKING TO XI U.S. DELEGATION SEATED MEETING IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING SAYING: "(You've) had meetings with General Fang Fenghui and Vice Chairman Fan Chanlong and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, and had talks with them on a wide range of issues. You've also visited the northeast of our country. This reflects that our military-to-military relations have made a substantial and productive step forward." DUNFORD LISTENING XI AND DUNFORD SEATED DUNFORD SPEAKING XI LISTENING CHINESE DELEGATION SEATED MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 31st August 2017 10:55
- Keywords: Chinese President Xi Jinping General Dunford visit China US military ties
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016UJO8JR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The military-to-military relationship between China and the United States took a "productive step forward" during the visit of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday (August 17).
Dunford also met his Chinese counterpart general Fang Fenghui and signed a military-to-military dialogue mechanism on Tuesday (August 15).
China and the United States, the world's two largest economies, say they are committed to having a stable military-to-military relationship, but there are deep faultlines.
China has been angered by U.S. freedom of navigation patrols near Chinese-controlled islands in the disputed South China Sea and continued U.S. arms sales and support for self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as a wayward province.
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