Aug 20 2013, 3:44am CDT | by IANS
Hagel hailed the talks at the Pentagon as "very productive", Xinhua reported.
The efforts were aimed at elevating the bilateral military relationship to new heights for the sake of maintaining regional and global peace and stability.
He said the US-China relationship was important for maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
"The US welcomes and supports the rise of a prosperous and responsible China that helps solve regional and global problems," added the Pentagon chief.
The two militaries also agreed to hold more joint exercises.
Chang invited Hagel for an official visit to China next year, which the US defence chief accepted.
Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, also offered to host his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui next year.
Chang also announced that at the invitation of the US, the Chinese navy will join the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) for the first time next year.
Chang and Hagel also discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula and cyber security.
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