US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual defence and security forum for Asia, in Singapore on Saturday. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual defence and security forum for Asia, in Singapore on Saturday. Photo: AP

US will ‘compete vigorously’ in South China Sea, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warns Beijing

China’s actions in region raise questions about its intentions, Pentagon chief says

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual defence and security forum for Asia, in Singapore on Saturday. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis delivers his speech during the first plenary session of the 17th IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual defence and security forum for Asia, in Singapore on Saturday. Photo: AP
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