Chinese Lieutenant General He Lei (left) and Canadian defence minister Hajit Sajjan attend the first plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday. Photo: AFP

At Western-led summit, Chinese find controversy and a clash of cultures

After another war of words with the US at the Shangri-La Dialogue, delegates say they feel frustrated and compelled to fight back when criticised

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Chinese Lieutenant General He Lei (left) and Canadian defence minister Hajit Sajjan attend the first plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.