The Chinese and US militaries held joint disaster response exercises Friday, as Beijing increases its global reach and Washington continues its "pivot" to the Pacific.
Major General Stephen R. Lyons (left) of the US Army, Pacific and Major Tang Fen (right) of China's People’s Liberation Army shake hands at the end of a two-day military exercise in Chengdu on November 30. The Chinese and US militaries held a joint disaster response exercise, as Beijing increases its global reach and Washington continues its "pivot" to the Pacific.
The joint drill, which saw officers from both nations express hopes for closer ties, came amid rising concerns in Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam over China's territorial claims in disputed seas.
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