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Carter to Visit Beijing, Increase US-China Security Exercises

2016-06-05 01:18:43       source:Stars and Stripes

June 3, 2016


"Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will visit Beijing later this year to build upon recent overtures on cooperation with China, even as the U.S. emphasizes that it will be the primary hedge against future aggression in the South China Sea.


Carter announced the trip during his speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore, where about 20 defense ministers are discussing security issues in Asia, including China's construction of airstrips and military features on top of reclaimed reefs and islets in the South China Sea that are also claimed by other countries."


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