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Xi: Top US general's visit 'brief but comprehensive'

People's Daily Online

(CNTV) 18:40, August 17, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met visiting chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

"You are the first senior military official to visit China since US President Donald Trump took office," Xi told Dunford.

Xi said the visit was brief but comprehensive, indicating military-to-military relations between China and the US have made a substantial step forward, reported Xinhua News Agency.

Earlier in the day, Fan Changlong, the vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, also met Dunford and told him military measures must not become an option on the Korean Peninsula and dialogue is the only and effective way to solve the issue.

Before his trip to China, the top US military official visited South Korea and discussed the Korean Peninsula situation with President Moon Jae-in.

Dunford will also visit Japan in the coming days.

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