US Defence Secretary James Mattis and China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe greet each other ahead of talks in Singapore on October 18. Photo: Reuters
Mark J. Valencia
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Mark J. Valencia

Amid South China Sea tensions, what will the meeting between the US and China’s defence chiefs yield?

  • Mark J. Valencia says the meeting could establish ground rules for what could prove to be a stormy period for US-China relations ahead
  • The Chinese defence minister will also be looking to understand how entrenched and widespread anti-China sentiment is in the US government

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis and China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe greet each other ahead of talks in Singapore on October 18. Photo: Reuters
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