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Open clash in Singapore

China’s Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe confronts the US head-on in his Shangri-La speech on Sunday

China’s Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe met his American counterpart Lloyd Austin in person for the first time on the weekend. The stage for the meeting is the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. This is the most important security conference in the Asia-Pacific region. But relations between China and the US are extremely tense, with disputes ranging from the Uyghurs in Xinjiang to the South China Sea and from Taiwan to China’s position on the Ukraine war.

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