U.S. defense chief in China amid rising tensions

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives a bouquet upon arrival at an airport in Beijing, China June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Stewart

BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis kicks off his first day of talks with Chinese officials on Wednesday, part of an effort to bolster security dialogue as Sino-U.S. tensions rise. Mattis, the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, was expected to first meet his Chinese counterpart, Defence Minister Wei Fenghe. Later […]

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