Regional leaders vow to enhance Sino-US relations at the sub-national level. Special
Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will attend a series of foreign ministers' meetings running from 21 to 23 July on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei announced Thursday at a regular press conference.
China on Thursday reiterated that the South China Sea disputes should be resolved through direct negotiations between related parties in accordance with historical facts and recognized international laws.
Vice-Premier Li Keqiang met ROK's National Assembly Deputy Speaker Hong Jae-hyong on Wednesday in Beijing, and the two sides pledged to strengthen inter-party exchanges to take bilateral relations to a new level.
Six months after then US Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited China to revive bilateral military ties, top US military officer Mike Mullen's China trip indicates that an inter-military exchange mechanism is in the making. Yet the future of China-US military ties requires mutual respect and trust.