China said it has every right to protect its interests in the South China Sea.
This according to a top Chinese military official who was responding to comments by the U.S. Secretary of Defense criticizing Beijing’s military deployments. Meanwhile, the keynote speaker at the Shangri-la Dialogue – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – took a different approach.
CGTN’s Miro Lu reports from Singapore.
- Sourabh Gupta is a senior Asia-Pacific international relations policy specialist.
- Victor Gao is the director of the China National Association of International Studies.
- Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar for the Institute for Policy Innovation.
- Paolo Von Schirach is the president of the Global Policy Institute.
China has resolve and capability to defend its sovereignty, said He Lei, head of Chinese delegation to Shangri-La Dialogue, on Saturday in response to US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' claim that US would continue to supply weapons to #Taiwan pic.twitter.com/SWwl0jZyUG
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) June 2, 2018
It was an absolute honour to address the Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 and speak at length about various subjects relating to our neighbourhood and the world. Here is my speech. @IISS_org https://t.co/DDWTH28XRK pic.twitter.com/StsQaxdYhU
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 1, 2018
The 17th Shangri-La Dialogue wraps up on Sunday in Singapore, with Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, regional security, China's positive role, widely discussed #Shangri-La Dialogue https://t.co/JDHtkq7HRJ pic.twitter.com/RqJHMpCFfN
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) June 4, 2018
China plays crucial and constructive role in maintaining peace and security in Asia-Pacific, say observers attending Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore pic.twitter.com/jJAbsNHvly
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) June 3, 2018