China has deployed troops to its first overseas naval base in Djibouti.
China's newest military transport plane entered service extending Beijing's ability to deploy its fighting forces around the world.
The chief of the UN mission in Mali promised extra support for personnel at a tribute ceremony for the first Chinese peacekeeper killed in Mali.
Uganda promised to halt military cooperation with old ally North Korea.
The United Nations is reaching out to China as it pulls together a standby force of 15,000 troops for quick deployment to conflict zones
The United States has fully lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, President Barack Obama announced on Monday during a visit to Hanoi.