Beijing, Oct 1 (IENews) Amidst growing tension in its relationship with the US, China has canceled annual security meeting with United States scheduled in mid of this month.
The meeting with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Beijing was canceled as a senior Chinese military officer would not be available to meet Mattis, a New York Times report said on Sunday, quoting a US official.
China has conveyed the decision to Trump administration last week.
The latest development is in another sign of bickering Sino-US relationship. Moreover, it also shows how quickly the tensions over an escalating trade war have infected other parts of the relationship, particularly security concerns.