Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe meet before the start of their meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue. Photo: Reuters
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Shangri-La Dialogue shows China and US can get priorities right

  • Talks in Singapore between the two sides as trade and tech wars rage were deemed to be ‘constructive’
  • Such meetings are necessary to help manage risks and avoid escalation to open conflict

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Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe meet before the start of their meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue. Photo: Reuters
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