Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, left, greets US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Bangkok on Monday. Robert Burns/ AP
China has urged the US military to “stop flexing muscles” in the disputed South China Sea.
A spokesman for the Chinese ministry of defense told reporters in Bangkok that Beijing wants the US to halt what he called “provocations” in the South China Sea.
The spokesman, Col. Wu Qian, spoke to reporters on Monday after the Chinese minister of defense, Gen. Wei Fenghe, met with US Defense Minister Mark Esper on the margins of an Asia defense officials conference.
In brief remarks afterward, Esper said they made progress and agreed to hold frequent follow-up talks.
Malaysia will continue using Huawei products “as much as possible,” bucking a global trend prompted by security concerns and a US ban on the Chinese firm, the country’s prime minister said on Thursday.
Freedom of navigation should not be used to infringe upon the rights of other countries, China’s navy chief Shen Jinlong said on Wednesday, taking a dig at the United States and its allies who have sailed close to disputed South China Sea islets.
Malaysia needs to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea, its foreign minister said on Thursday, even as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy pursues non-militarisation of the disputed waterway.
The United States and China said they made progress in trade talks that concluded on Friday in Beijing that Washington called “candid and constructive” as the world’s two largest economies try to resolve a bitter, nearly nine-month trade war.
Britain is proving a lawless landscape for political mudslingers mining cyberspace for votes in an election that could determine the UK’s future relationship with the European Union.
The Department of Municipalities and Transport, represented by the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) Abu Dhabi, said individuals who will use the Abu Dhabi Traffic Toll Gate can recover the balance of the electronic payment account in two cases only: selling the existing vehicle or buying a new one in accordance with the ITC procedures.
Five Filipinos from the over 400,000-strong community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, as determined by the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai (PCGDXB), are set to receive distinction in Community Service on Friday evening.