China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (left), and then-U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis review an honor guard in Beijing in June 2018. Despite the increasing rivalry between the two countries, they still have top-level military contacts.

China’s Defense Minister Wei Fenghe (left), and then-U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis review an honor guard in Beijing in June 2018. Despite the increasing rivalry between the two countries, they still have top-level military contacts.