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'Fight to the end, long-term threat': China, US clash over trade, security

Taiwan, South China Sea and the ongoing trade war became the flashpoints for US-China relations as tensions rose to a fever pitch

Lee Chyen Yee | Reuters  |  Singapore 

China and the United States clashed again this weekend on trade and security, accusing each other of destabilising the region and potentially the world. Speaking on Sunday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia's premier defence summit, China's Defence Minister Wei Fenghe warned the United States not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan and the South China Sea. On Saturday, acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan told the meeting that the United States would no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behaviour in Asia. "Perhaps the greatest ...

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First Published: Sun, June 02 2019. 16:44 IST