Tensions between China and the U.S. were front and center at the Shangri-La Dialogue. What is the path forward?
The yearly security conference for the Asia Pacific, held in Singapore, is known as the Shangri-La Dialogue. But there was not much dialogue, at least directly, between China and the United States. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, Li Shangfu, elaborated on China’s security initiative, while warning against instability in the region.
Joining the discussion:
- Sourabh Gupta is Senior Asia-Pacific international relations policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
- Anton Fedyashin is a history professor at American University.
- Richard Heydarian is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Philippines.
- Einar Tangen is Senior Fellow at the Taihe Institute.
Analysis: Though the U.S. and Chinese defense ministers both stressed a desire to avoid conflict, tensions between the two powers shadowed all discussions at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. https://t.co/JGb7JIW8oj
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@Reuters sources revealed that senior officials from about two dozen of the world's major intelligence agencies held secret meetings on the fringes of the Shangri-La Dialogue security meeting in Singapore over several years https://t.co/CfptqjO1Qx pic.twitter.com/yLFz8S0EAq
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