The New York Times reports the United States should halt its “close-in” aerial and naval surveillance of China, a senior Chinese military officer told Susan E. Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser, on Tuesday. Gen. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivered the warning on the last day of Ms. Rice’s visit to China, her first since she took up her post 15 months ago. It comes at a time when Chinese-American relations are at their coolest in years. eneral Fan told Ms. Rice that the United States should take the “correct” view of the development of the Chinese military, and “decrease and even end close-in ship and aircraft surveillance of China,” according to an account by Xinhua, the state-run news service. United States forces have watched China closely for decades.