A paramilitary policeman reacts as he crawls with his comrades in the sand during heat endurance training in Hefei, Anhui province August 14, 2013. The temperature in Hefei reached 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Stringer/Reuters
Chinese President Hu Jintao inspects the naval honor guards on the aircraft carrier 'Liaoning' at a naval base in Dalian, Liaoning province on September 25, 2012. China's first aircraft carrier was delivered and commissioned to the Navy of the Chinese People's Liberation Army after years of refitting and sea trials. Zha Chunming/Xinhua/Reuters
A Chinese soldier jumps through a fire obstacle during psychological training on July 28, 2010, at an army training field before the upcoming 83rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army, which will be celebrated on August 1, in Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong Province. Xinhua, Li Gang/AP
A member of the Chinese military delegation sits for a meeting between Defense Chuck Hagel and Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Chang Wanquan at the Pentagon, August 19, 2013. In his first Pentagon meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Hagel faces a familiar agenda marked with tensions over US missile defenses, Chinese cyberattacks and other defense issues. Evan Vucci/AP
Chinese navy's missile destroyer DDG-112 Harbin fires a shell during the China-Russia joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea, April 26, 2012. Chinese and Russian warships concluded a live ammunition exercise, following a no-weapon joint war game earlier the same day. Wu Dengfeng/Xinhua/AP
Armed paramilitary policemen chant slogans as they stand in formation during a training session to ensure the security of the upcoming 12th Chinese National Games in Shenyang, Liaoning province August 16, 2013. Stringer/Reuters
J-10 jet fighters of the Bayi Aerobatic Team of the Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) perform at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai City, south China, November 19, 2010. Lu Shaolong/Xinhua/AP
China's Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army Ma Xiaotian speaks to India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon at the Shangri-La Dialogue Asia Security Summit in Singapore, June 5, 2010. Vivek Prakash/Reuters
From left, navy recruits Sun Changfeng, Sun Changling, Sun Changyu and Sun Changtao, 18-year-old quadruplets, say goodbye to their grandmother before heading to China's North Sea Fleet to start their service, in Jinan, Shandong province, December 16, 2010. Stringer/Reuters
A shoulder-launched Close Air-Defense missile, left, and Multiple Launch Rockets are displayed at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Zhuhai Airshow) in Zhuhai, southern coast of Guangdong province, China, November 16, 2010. Kin Cheung/AP
An FC-1 Xiaolong multirole fighter parks after demonstration at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Zhuhai Airshow) in Zhuhai, southern China, November 16, 2010. China is emerging as a competitor in the international arms market, offering increasingly sophisticated fighter jets, missiles and equipment that are beginning to rival Russia and other longtime exporters. Kin Cheung/AP
A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy personnel stands on the deck of the Chinese naval guided missile destroyer Haikou (171) during a welcome ceremony as it docks at the Ngong Shuen Chau Naval Base in Hong Kong, April 30, 2012. The destroyer is open to the public for three days, as part of a series of events celebrating the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China. Tyrone Siu/Reuters
US and Chinese officials traded barbs at Shangri-La Dialog on Saturday. The US criticized China's actions in the South China Sea, while Chna accused the US of stirring up trouble.
ByDavid Brunnstrom and Lee Chyen Yee, Reuters
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The United States and China squared off at an Asian security forum on Saturday, with the US defense secretary accusing Beijing of destabilizing the region and a top Chinese general retorting that his comments were "threat and intimidation."