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Reuters: China says it wants smooth military ties with Trump
China said on Wednesday it wanted to develop smooth military-to-military ties with the new U.S. administration of Donald Trump.
While the world's two largest economies are frequently at odds over issues like the disputed South China Sea, both have been trying to improve trust between their armed forces to reduce the risk of misunderstanding in any encounters.
This month, China and the United States staged a three-day humanitarian relief military drill as part of that trust-building exercise.
New concern looms with Trump's election as U.S. president. He lambasted China on the campaign trail and has suggested Japan and South Korea be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
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Update #1: China hopes to promote military ties with next U.S. administration (Shanghai Daily/Xinhua)
Update #2: China Hopes for Stable Military Relationship With US Under Trump - Ministry (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: Aside from a few warnings to President-elect Trump that there will be consequences if he starts to impose tariffs .... China has been very quiet since the U.S. Presidential election.