China tells US it will ‘not hesitate to start war’ over Taiwan

The defense chiefs of the US and China have met for the first time as tensions between the two countries continue to rise.

The Chinese Minister of Defence, General Wei Fenghe, says the discussions went smoothly.

Defense leaders from around the Asia-Pacific are in Singapore this week to debate the pressing security issues facing the region.

Al Jazeera’s @Jessica Washington reports from Singapore.