China, U.S. sign accord on defence hotline-report

China and the United States formally agreed on Friday a long-planned hotline to improve communication between their two militaries, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

China, U.S. sign accord on defence hotline-report
The agreement to establish a direct telephone link for quick communication in times of crisis was made during a visit to China last year by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Xinhua gave no other details on the agreement, which it said was signed in Shanghai, along with a second accord on sharing archives with an aim to finding the remains of U.S. military personnel missing in the 1950-53 Korean War.

The U.S. embassy in Beijing had no comment, referring reporters to the Pentagon.


Reuters
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