US Defence Secretary James Mattis maintained a cordial and working personal relationship with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe. Photo: AFP
Ankit Panda
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Ankit Panda

With James Mattis’ resignation, what now for US-China military ties?

  • Defence secretary seen as a symbol of continuity by America’s Asian allies and his departure could lead to turbulence in region, says Ankit Panda
  • A new defence chief who shares Donald Trump’s mistrust of China might usher in a more dangerous period

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis maintained a cordial and working personal relationship with his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe. Photo: AFP
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