China to boost production of ‘essential industrial services’
China plans to boost its production of “essential industrial service” services, the State Administration of Quality Supervision and Inspection said Friday.
The announcement came as China and the U.S. agreed to expand joint military drills in the South China Sea and to seek cooperation in cyber security.
It follows months of escalating tensions between China and Washington.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been pressuring Washington to stop its naval and air patrols in the contested waters.
The State Administration said in a statement that the two sides will “take advantage of the potential of common efforts in the field of critical industrial services.”
The statement did not say when production of the services would be expanded.