China said that long-range bombers were among the aircraft that took part in recent aerial drills over the South China Sea.
The U.S. and Australia said they will expand military cooperation as tensions soar with China.
Engines blazing orange, a Long March-5 rocket took off under clear skies from Hainan Island, south of China's mainland.
Beijing denounced the order as “outrageous” and said it would draw a firm response if not reversed.
China claims the self-ruling island democracy as its own territory.
The Pentagon has made progress in securing supply chains against China, says Ellen Lord.
China accused the U.S. of trying to sow discord between China and the countries with which it has territorial disputes.
The Trump administration is poised to escalate its actions against China by stepping into a sensitive regional issue.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the U.S. was “neither serious nor sincere” in the proposed negotiations.
China and India have long had a prickly relationship.
Officials announced early Sunday that leadership determined little likelihood the service members survived the accident.
Discrimination, conscious or not, often starts during maternity leave.
The shooting was an act of self-defense, the soldier's attorney says.
A new manual aims to provide guidance to ground troops seeking to avoid detection against a growing enemy threat.
The move will mark a substantial increase in the number of fully manned divisions that the Army can deploy.