Calling for a regional crisis mechanism in the backdrop of escalating maritime stand-offs with its neighbours, China on Friday said disputes management procedures should be strengthened to prevent disputes from escalating.
The defence chiefs of China and the US traded barbs publicly, with China questioning Secretary Chuck Hagel`s support for Japan and warning that it will not allow an "iota of violation" of its territory.
China`s Defence Minister Chang Wanquan on Tuesday directed authorities to boost border defences in the troubled Xinjiang province, which shares frontiers with PoK and Afghanistan, to prevent infiltration by Islamist militants.
The visit to the United States by Chinese Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan will help sustain the "positive momentum" that has been achieved in the US-China military-to-military ties, the Pentagon said Friday.
Setting aside recent acrimony over Chinese incursions in Ladakh, India on Saturday said there is "real forward movement" on the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement with China aimed at averting such incidents.