Maritime security forum in Beijing
Meeting amid South China Sea tensions.
Security and maritime forum to start in Beijing
The defence ministers from 16 countries will attend the sixth Xiangshan Forum in Beijing on Friday to discuss security and maritime issues in the Asian-Pacific region, China News Service reported.
China expanded the forum last year, making it annual rather than biennial and boosting participation. More than 500 analysts and officials from around the world will attend.
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