South China Sea: Panicked Beijing holds crisis talks with US is bid to prevent conflict

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CHINESE military chiefs have held crisis talks with their US counterparts against a backdrop of soaring tensions in the South China Sea after reports the US was planning drone strike in the troubled region.

The emergency meeting came as US Defence Secretary Mark Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Asian countries to co-operate with Washington in confronting security threats posed by China. A furious Beijing accused the US of having Cold War mentality and zero-sum mindset.

Chinese defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian confirmed military leaders from the two superpowers had taken part in a video conference meeting about crisis communication.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1353935/south-china-sea-latest-china-usa-world-war-3

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