China praises Mattis visit, says defense minister to visit U.S.

China praises Mattis visit, says defense minister to visit U.S.China on Thursday praised the tone of this week’s visit to Beijing by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, saying it had achieve positive results and that Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe would go to Washington this year. Mattis, the first U.S. defense chief to come to China in four years, has described his talks as “very, very good”, even as President Xi Jinping told him China would not give up an inch of its territory, likely a reference to the disputed South China Sea and self-ruled Taiwan which China claims.



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