White House National Security Adviser Calls For Closer Military Ties With China

Wants more cooperation in peacekeeping, anti-piracy operations, and disaster relief missions


(Reuters)—The United States called for deeper military ties with China on Tuesday, including working closer together in areas like peacekeeping, fighting piracy and disaster relief, despite growing tensions between the two on a range of security issues.

White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon made the remarks at a meeting with senior Chinese military leader Fan Changlong, two weeks ahead of a summit between the U.S. and Chinese presidents in California.