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November 2015 - China Special Weapons News
- PLA's aircraft fly beyond First Island Chain People's Daily 30 Nov 2015 -- People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's aircraft including the H-6K bombers flew over the Miyako Strait and performed a long-distance drill far into the western Pacific Ocean, reaching more than 1,000 km beyond the First Island Chain, according to Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the PLA Air Force last Friday.
- China's Power Play in Djibouti: First Step to Great Naval Power Status? Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- China's plans to open a military facility in Djibouti have been giving US pundits the chills, with commentators suggesting that Beijing may be attempting to 'edge out Western influence' in Africa and the Middle East. Russian experts suggest that the base is, more than anything, a sign that China is ready to emerge as a great naval power.
- Chinese negotiator arrives in Taiwan for review of cross-strait pacts CNA 29 Nov 2015 -- A Chinese official who handles negotiation with Taiwan arrived in Taipei Sunday for a preparatory meeting ahead of a review Monday of existing trade and economic agreements between the two sides.
- Japanese Military Scrambles F-15 Jets After Chinese Planes Fly Near Okinawa Sputnik 28 Nov 2015 -- Japan scrambled military jets after 11 Chinese military planes flew near Okinawa Island during a drill, a report said Saturday.
- China's New Hypersonic Weapon Capable of Defeating US Air Defense System Sputnik 28 Nov 2015 -- China successfully conducted a sixth flight test of its DF-ZF (previously known as WU-14) hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) designed to defeat US missile defenses.
- China, NATO Hold First Joint Anti-Piracy Drills in Gulf of Aden Sputnik 27 Nov 2015 -- The joint drills were intended to enhance bilateral communication and cooperation, and ensure peace and stability in the Gulf of Aden, Beijing said.
- China opposes to U.S. arms sale to Taiwan: Defense Ministry People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- China is resolutely opposed to any country's arms sale to Taiwan, said a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense (MND) commenting on reports of U.S. upcoming announcement of $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan.
- Beijing confirms military support facilities in Djibouti People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- Beijing confirmed on Thursday its construction of 'military supporting facilities' in Djibouti, the first of its kind for China in Africa.
- China's peace commitment unchanged after military reshuffle People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- China's plan to reorganize its military administration structure and command system will not affect the country's defense policy, which is 'defensive in nature,' a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense said on Friday.
- Xi Jinping's 10 Key Remarks on Developing China-Africa Relations People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend and chair the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in early December in Johannesburg, South Africa. The remarks on developing China-Africa relations Xi delivered in recent years point the way for people to better understand China- Africa relations.
- New measures on the way for China-Africa cooperation People's Daily 27 Nov 2015 -- China will announce new measures to promote cooperation with Africa at an upcoming summit, said Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.
- China conducts military exercise in Western Pacific Press TV 27 Nov 2015 -- China's air force has again conducted military drills in the West Pacific in an attempt to scale up its air security and bolster its capabilities.
- China Releases Journalist Gao Yu for Declining Health VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- Imprisoned veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu, 71, was released on medical parole on Friday, one day after Beijing's high court ruled to reduce her sentence from seven years to five years on appeal, according to her lawyer Shang Baojun.
- Chinese Activist Sentenced to 6 Years for Protesting Censorship VOA 27 Nov 2015 -- China has sentenced three human rights activists to harsh prison terms for participating in an anti-censorship protest in 2013.
- China in Talks to Open Patrol Boat Service Base in Djibouti Sputnik 26 Nov 2015 -- China is in talks with the African country Djibouti on the construction of a naval logistics center, which will provide service for Chinese patrol boats in the Gulf of Aden and other areas in the region, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian said Thursday.
- China Headlines: Xi urges breakthroughs in military structural reform Xinhua 26 Nov 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system.
- Vietnam Media Criticize Chinese Scholars Over South China Sea VOA 25 Nov 2015 -- Official media reports in Vietnam have used harsh words to attack Chinese analysts who reportedly said Beijing has "historic sovereignty" in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
- Chinese Investment in Africa Falls by 40% VOA 25 Nov 2015 -- China's Commerce Ministry recently caused a stir when it publicly admitted that Chinese investments to Africa had fallen by 40 percent in the first half of this year. Some saw the sharp decline as a sign of the broader impact of China's slowing economy. Others, however, say it is more related to Beijing's changing approach to investments overseas.
- China Plans for Mainland Police in HK Rail Station Spark Controversy VOA 25 Nov 2015 -- A new high-speed rail line that will link mainland China and Hong Kong is drawing criticism over Beijing's plans to place mainland Chinese police officers in the Hong Kong train station.
- China's largest and most powerful new rocket the Long March 5 shown to public People's Daily 24 Nov 2015 -- The launching crew training rocket called the Long March 5, China's largest and most powerful rocket, is moved to a launching tower at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in south China's Hainan province on Nov.23.
- China Wants US to 'Stop Provoking Trouble ' Over Spratly Islands Sputnik 23 Nov 2015 -- At the 10th East Asia Summit in Malaysia on Sunday, China's deputy foreign minister told dignitaries including US President Obama that the facilities being built on islands in the South China Sea have a civilian purpose, and warned other countries not to provoke China.
- Russia to Begin New Su-35 Communication Equipment Supplies to China in 2016 Sputnik 23 Nov 2015 -- According to Russia's United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation press service, UIMC will begin supplying China with state-of-the-art communication systems for its newly purchased jet fighters next year.
- Beijing urges direct negotiations on South China Sea Press TV 22 Nov 2015 -- China has called on Southeast Asian countries to engage in direct talks over disputed South China Sea islands amid growing tensions in the region.
- Japanese Plan for South China Sea Foray Meets With Chinese Warning Sputnik 22 Nov 2015 -- After Japan offered to dispatch its Self-Defense Forces to the South China Sea in a discussion with the US, China responded by warning that it will be on high alert for Japanese military intervention there.
- President Xi condemns Mali hotel attack, vows intl anti-terrorism co-op People's Daily 21 Nov 2015 -- Just one week after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the Brussels region, which houses the headquarters of the European Union (EU), raised Saturday the terror threat level to 'maximum.'
- China to be Vigilant against Japan's Interference in South China Sea: FM People's Daily 21 Nov 2015 -- China will be vigilant against Japan's interference in the South China Sea issue, its military return to the South China Sea in particular, said Foreign Ministry of China's spokesperson Hong Lei during the regular press conference on November 20, 2015.
- China demands U.S. stop 'provocations' in South China Sea People's Daily 20 Nov 2015 -- China's People's Liberation Army Navy commander Wu Shengli on Thursday called on the United States to stop its 'provocations' in the South China Sea.
- Establishing 'Rule-based Order' in S. China Sea High on US Agenda VOA 20 Nov 2015 -- White House officials said establishing a 'rule-based order' in the disputed South China Sea region will be high on U.S. President Barack Obama's agenda as he meets with regional leaders during the annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the adjoining East Asia Summit.
- Twenty-eight terrorists killed in 56-day hunt in Xinjiang People's Daily 20 Nov 2015 -- Xinjiang police have succeeded in disbanding a terrorist group after 56 days of fighting and fleeing during a manhunt in the far West Chinese region.
- China Says 28 Foreign-Led 'Terrorists' Killed In Hunt For Xinjiang Mine Attackers RFE/RL 20 Nov 2015 -- Chinese state media say police have killed all but one of 29 alleged 'terrorists' suspected in an attack at a coal mine that killed at least five police officers in the far western Xinjiang region, home to the predominantly Muslim and ethnically Turkic Uyghurs.
- China, Mali pledge to deepen military cooperation People's Daily 20 Nov 2015 -- Vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission Fan Changlong met with Mali Defense Minister Tieman Coulibaly in Beijing on Thursday, pledging to strengthen military cooperation.
- China makes breakthrough in electromagnetic missile launching technology People's Daily 20 Nov 2015 -- A research project on high-powered electromagnetic launching technology, conducted by the #206 research institute of the Second Academy China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp. (CASIC), has made major breakthroughs, according to a report on the CASIC website.
- India wants China to share counter-terrorism experiences People's Daily 19 Nov 2015 -- India wants China to share counter- terrorism experiences, said a report published on The Hindu in November.
- Beijing Vows Justice After IS Executes Chinese National VOA 19 Nov 2015 -- China is condemning the Islamic State group's execution of a Chinese citizen and pledging to bring those who carried out the act to justice. However, analysts say the tragic death of Fan Jinghui, the first known Chinese captive to be killed by the group, will not change Beijing's overall approach to the ongoing conflict in Syria.
- Russia Confirms Signing Contract With China on Delivery of 24 Su-35 Jets Sputnik 19 Nov 2015 -- Russia and China have signed a contract on the delivery of 24 multirole Su-35 Flanker jet fighters, Rostec's director of international cooperation and regional policy Viktor Kladov said Thursday.
- Russia, China Sign Contract For Su-35 Fighter Jets RFE/RL 19 Nov 2015 -- Russia and China have reportedly signed a deal for Beijing to buy 24 Su-35 fighter jets.
- Obama Calls for 'Bold Steps' to Quell Tensions in South China Sea VOA 18 Nov 2015 -- President Barack Obama said bold measures should be taken to try to ease growing strains over the South China Sea, where six governments including the Philippines have overlapping claims.
- Obama visits Philippine vessel, eyes South China Sea at APEC People's Daily 18 Nov 2015 -- US President Barack Obama's visit to a Philippine naval frigate on Tuesday is a provocative gesture to hype the South China Sea issue ahead of a major meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Manila, Chinese observers said Tuesday.
- 'Japan is not a party concerned in the South China Sea issue' People's Daily 18 Nov 2015 -- China has already made its position clear that APEC is not an appropriate venue for discussing the South China Sea disputes, but Japan has other plans.
- US Should Not Aggravate Territorial Disputes in South China Sea Sputnik 18 Nov 2015 -- The United States should not aggravate territorial disputes in the South China Sea and adhere to its commitment to maintain neutrality, as well as to respect the efforts of the countries in the region to maintain peace and stability, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Wednesday.
- China Maintains It's Shown 'Great Restraint' in South China Sea Dispute Sputnik 18 Nov 2015 -- As Washington and its allies criticize Beijing for what they perceive to be aggressive actions in the South China Sea, the Chinese government has pointed out that it has demonstrated 'great restraint,' even as the Pentagon patrols its territorial waters.
- Tank destroyers targeted by PLA's modernization People's Daily 18 Nov 2015 -- The People's Liberation Army's armored forces have begun to phase out their tank destroyers, as they now rely on weapons that are more powerful and effective, such as anti-tank missiles and attack helicopters.
- FACT SHEET: U.S. Building Maritime Capacity in Southeast Asia The White House 17 Nov 2015
- Obama to give two ships to Philippines in signal to China Press TV 17 Nov 2015 -- President Barack Obama announced that the United States will give two ships to the Philippine Navy to bolster maritime security around the island nation amid territorial disputes with China.
- US to Give Two Additional Ships to Philippine Navy to Boost Border Control Sputnik 17 Nov 2015 -- With an eye towards China, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that the United States will transfer two ships to the Philippine navy to help it navigate and patrol its territorial waters.
- Obama Unveils SE Asia Maritime Plan VOA 17 Nov 2015 -- Despite not being on the official agenda at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this week, maritime disputes in the South China Sea took center stage Tuesday in the Philippines when President Barack Obama pledged to help Asia-Pacific allies boost t
- China Doesn't Want Sea Dispute Raised at ASEAN Summit VOA 17 Nov 2015 -- Beijing says it will oppose attempts to make its island-building activities in the South China Sea the focus of this week's leaders' summit in the Malaysian capital.
- Philippines, Vietnam Affirm United Front on S. China Sea VOA 17 Nov 2015 -- The presidents of the Philippines and Vietnam are showing a more united front on the disputed South China Sea issue on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit, where the topic is officially not up for discussion.
- US ploy in South China Sea bound to fail People's Daily 17 Nov 2015 -- President Xi Jinping's visit to the Philippines for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting from Nov 17 to 19 has quelled speculations that the maritime disputes with the host nation could make him decide otherwise.heir maritime security.
- China second only to the U.S. in terms of number of satellites: chief engineer People's Daily 17 Nov 2015 -- China currently has over 140 satellites in orbit with stable operation, second only to the U.S. in terms of satellite ownership, said a Chinese engineer from the national defense field at a satellite exhibition.
- Asian Thunder: China Signs Deal to Sell JF-17 Fighters Sputnik 17 Nov 2015 -- China has reportedly confirmed that it has finalized a contract to export JF-17 fighter jets.
- Turkey kills missile system deal with China manufacturer Press TV 15 Nov 2015 -- Turkey has rescinded a contract with a state-owned Chinese manufacturer that would have seen the company build Ankara its first long-range missile defense system.
- Two Generals of China's Military Investigated People's Daily 13 Nov 2015 -- Two former major generals have been investigated recently according to China's military authorities on November 13, 2015.
- S China Sea arbitration a deadlock hindering improvement of China-Philippines ties: China's FM People's Daily 11 Nov 2015 -- The South China Sea arbitration case is a deadlock hindering improvement of China-Philippines relations, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Manila Tuesday.
- Indonesia May Also Challenge China's South Sea Claims VOA 11 Nov 2015 -- At a time when China appears to be trying to smooth over its differences with rival claimants in the South China Sea, Indonesia has become the latest to indicate just how serious the situation has become.
- U.S. muscle-flexing in South China Sea is unprofitable People's Daily 11 Nov 2015 -- Lately the U.S. has been making moves in the South China Sea. USS Lassen illegally entered waters within 12 nautical miles of Zhubi Reef, which is part of China's Nansha Islands, without the permission of the Chinese government; U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited a U.S. aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
- US Experts: China Frustrated With N. Korea Over Nuclear Issue VOA 10 Nov 2015 -- Former U.S. officials say China does not appear to be placing a high priority on resolving disputes over North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which if true could complicate Washington's efforts to resolve the issue.
- Philippines, China Agree to Ease Tensions VOA 10 Nov 2015 -- The Philippines says it has agreed with China to pick up their stalled bilateral relations, after barely making contact in recent years because of competing claims in the South China Sea. The announcement came in the days leading up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in Manila with Chinese President Xi Jinping expected to be in attendance.
- China responds to Pentagon chief's speech regarding S.China Sea People's Daily 10 Nov 2015 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday refuted a recent speech made by the U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, stressing that China is a maintainer, builder and contributor to the current international order.
- Cruise missiles are 'useful' sea defense People's Daily 10 Nov 2015 -- The People's Liberation Army Navy has a series of cutting-edge anti-ship cruise missiles that can form a powerful defense line at sea, military experts say.
- Leaked ASEAN Document Repeats Call for Code of Conduct in S. China Sea VOA 09 Nov 2015 -- According to a draft document of the ASEAN chairman's statement for the upcoming leaders summit in Kuala Lumpur, the group's views on disputes in the South China Sea will be little changed from last year.
- Talks between Xi and Ma spark debate on both sides of Straits People's Daily 09 Nov 2015 -- The curtain fell on the landmark meeting between Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore on Saturday.
- Summit With Chinese Leader Spotlights Unmet Expectations in Taiwan VOA 09 Nov 2015 -- Presidents from Taiwan and China moved to cement goodwill at a first-ever meeting Saturday. But little applause emanated from Taiwan, which is China's political and military rival of nearly seven decades. Taiwanese say seven years of closer ties have brought few tangible benefits, such as economic growth or a homeland safe from war.
- Xi-Ma meeting turns historic page in cross-Strait relations: official People's Daily 09 Nov 2015 -- The historic meeting between Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou in Singapore will have great significance on the development of cross-Strait relations, the mainland's Taiwan affairs chief said in a statement released late Sunday.
- Taiwan China Historic Talks Fuel Criticism at Home VOA 08 Nov 2015 -- A historic meeting between the leaders of Taiwan and China Saturday was rich in symbolism, but short on substance. Criticism of the trip and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou's performance at the meeting with China's president Xi Jinping is already building at home. And while the leaders of Taiwan and China say the meeting has nothing to do with the island's upcoming elections, it is already becoming a key topic on the campaign trail.
- China resolute in boosting friendly cooperation with ASEAN People's Daily 07 Nov 2015 -- China supports the growth of ASEAN and is resolute in boosting friendly cooperation with the Southeast Asian bloc, President Xi Jinping said Saturday in a speech at the National University of Singapore.
- Somebody's Watching: China Installs Advanced Radar, Drones on the Border Sputnik 07 Nov 2015 -- As it confronts problems with drug trafficking, the Chinese government has deployed drones and radar systems in its borderlands.
- Protests Ahead of China, Taiwan Leaders' Talks VOA 06 Nov 2015 -- The leaders of Taiwan and China will hold face-to-face talks for the first time in more than 60 years Saturday in Singapore.
- Xi hails China-Vietnam friendship, calling for proper handling of differences People's Daily 06 Nov 2015 -- The China-Vietnam relations have strategic importance and both countries are capable of dispelling disruptions in bilateral ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Friday.
- U.S. warships' activities in South China Sea detrimental to mutual trust: Chinese FM People's Daily 06 Nov 2015 -- China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that the activities of U.S. warships in South China Sea are detrimental to China-U.S. mutual trust and have provoked regional tension.
- Vietnam to Visiting Xi: Don't 'Militarize' South China Sea VOA 05 Nov 2015 -- Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has asked visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping "not to militarize' and to 'maintain peace" in the South China Sea, according to a statement published on Vietnam's government website.
- Xi arrives on Vietnam visit, aiming to outline future ties People's Daily 05 Nov 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Thursday, kicking off a two-day state visit to the neighboring country.
- Anti-China Protests Precede Xi Visit to Vietnam VOA 04 Nov 2015 -- Anti-China protesters have taken to the streets in Vietnam to oppose an upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
- China Blames States Outside of Asia for ASEAN Declaration Cancellation Sputnik 04 Nov 2015 -- The Chinese defense ministry on Wednesday blamed 'certain countries' outside of Southeast Asia for the cancellation of a ceremony commemorating the signing of a joint declaration, following a meeting of regional defense ministers.
- Chinese naval ships visit U.S. East Coast for first time People's Daily 04 Nov 2015 -- Three Chinese naval ships arrived Tuesday at the United States' Naval Station Mayport for the first time, kicking off a five-day goodwill visit.
- China warns US against challenging its sovereignty Press TV 04 Nov 2015 -- China has warned the United States against taking any dangerous actions that would threaten the East Asian country's sovereignty, just more than a week after a US destroyer entered disputed waters in the South China Sea.
- Carter Discusses Asia-Pacific Issues at Malaysia Meeting AFPS 03 Nov 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter today met with several counterparts representing nations from across the Asia-Pacific region during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers' Meeting – Plus, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to statements provided by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
- China, Taiwan to Hold 'Historic' Talks as Elections Near VOA 04 Nov 2015 -- Just weeks before Taiwan holds general and presidential elections, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou has announced that he will hold face-to-face talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Singapore.
- Admiral: US Will Operate 'Whenever', 'Wherever' in S. China Sea VOA 03 Nov 2015 -- A senior U.S. military official said the United States will continue to fly, sail and operate whenever and wherever international law allows, including the South China Sea. The remarks, by U.S. Pacific Command Commander (PACOM) Admiral Harry Harris, follows a media report that the U.S. Navy plans to conduct regular patrols near contested islands claimed by China.
- China censures US for 'disharmonious atmosphere' in South China Sea Press TV 03 Nov 2015 -- A top Chinese military commander has expressed regret that the United States has created a "disharmonious atmosphere" in the South China Sea.
- US to continue testing waters around China islands: Top admiral Press TV 03 Nov 2015 -- The United States will continue to patrol the waters surrounding China's man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, the head of the US Pacific Command said in Beijing.
- US Defense Secretary Urges China to Stop Militarization of South China Sea Sputnik 03 Nov 2015 -- China and other countries must end their quest to take control over islands in the South China Sea.
- US, Japan Determined to Conduct Maritime Operations in South China Sea Sputnik 03 Nov 2015 -- US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Japanese Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani confirmed during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur their countries' intentions to carry out maritime operations in the Asia-Pacific region, the US Defense Department said in a press release on Tuesday.
- US Military Presence in South China Sea 'Blatant Provocation' - Beijing Sputnik 03 Nov 2015 -- Washington's military activities in the South China Sea is a 'blatant provocation,' and China will respond to any violation of its sovereignty and national interests, the country's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter's Meeting With People's Republic of China's Minister of National Defense, General Chang Wanquan in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia DoD 03 Nov 2015
- China unveils proposals for formulating nation's five-year plan People's Daily 03 Nov 2015 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday that the country's annual growth rate should be no less than 6.5 percent in the next five years to realize the goal to double 2010 GDP and per capita income by 2020.
- PLA official tells US not to spoil relations with China People's Daily 03 Nov 2015 -- Yi Xiaoguang, deputy chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, on Monday urged the US "not to do things that undermine the big picture of the China-US relationship" when he addressed the recent US navy entry into waters close to a Chinese island in the South China Sea.
- China starts mine-sweeping mission along Sino-Vietnam border People's Daily 03 Nov 2015 -- Chinese soldiers began their third landmine-sweeping mission along the Sino-Vietnam border on Tuesday, covering 30 townships in six counties in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
- China to prosecute ex-head of Xinjiang border guards for suspected graft Press TV 03 Nov 2015 -- Beijing says it will prosecute the former head of the border army regiment in China's mainly Muslim northwestern region of Xinjiang for suspected graft.
- Response to US Patrol? Beijing's Fighter Jets Hold Drills in S China Sea Sputnik 02 Nov 2015 -- Two fighter jets assigned to China's PLA Navy flew training missions from an airstrip located in the South China Sea after the USS Lassen entered the strategic waterway and sailed close to the archipelago, which Beijing claims as its own, South China Morning Post reported.
- Australia Begins Naval Wargames With China VOA 02 Nov 2015 -- Australia has begun military exercises with China not far from the disputed artificial islands of the South China Sea. Canberra insists it is an invaluable chance to work alongside a regional neighbor, while analysts worry it could be used for propaganda purposes.
- Iran, China to develop air force cooperation IRNA 02 Nov 2015 -- Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Air Force Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi and his Chinese counterpart General Ma Xiaotian on Sunday discussed expansion of mutual defense cooperation.
- Three-nation relations fully back on track People's Daily 02 Nov 2015 -- The leaders of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan said on Sunday that cooperation between the three countries has been 'completely restored'.
- China, Japan, S. Korea Agree to End Diplomatic Stand-Off VOA 01 Nov 2015 -- In Seoul Sunday leaders from China, Japan and South Korea met for the first time in three-and-a-half years to restart stalled regional cooperation and end their diplomatic standoff over the contentious issues that divide them.
- China, Japan, South Korea 'completely restore' cooperation Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea say their trilateral cooperation has been 'completely restored' following their first meeting in more than three years.
- US accuses Beijing of military activities in S China Sea Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has accused China of conducting military activities at "an unprecedented rate" in the South China Sea.
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