Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Pool via Reuters
Ankit Panda
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Opinion

Ankit Panda

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’ visit to Beijing did little to soothe tensions

Mattis didn’t shy away from confronting the nations’ differences, but the US still lacks an effective way to alter China’s behaviour

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Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Pool via Reuters
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