China, US should manage South China Sea issues ‘constructively’
China and the United States should manage their differences over disputed waters in the South China Sea constructively, one of China’s top military officials has said.
Fang Fenghui, a member of China’s Central Military Commission, told General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two sides should “refrain from actions detrimental to the relations between the two countries and the two militaries”, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.
Fang and Dunford discussed the South China Sea in a video link-up on Thursday, it said.
The discussion comes at a time of heightened tension between China and the United States, which have traded accusations of militarizing the South China Sea as China implements large-scale land reclamation and construction on disputed features while the United States has increased its patrols and exercises. Read More