US Vice-President Mike Pence and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi both spoke at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Photo: Bloomberg

China, US trade barbs over Huawei and South China Sea at Munich conference

  • US Vice-President Mike Pence urges leaders to reject the Chinese telecoms firm, saying Washington has been clear ‘on the threats posed’
  • China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi hits back that Beijing rejects ‘technological hegemony’
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Vice-President Mike Pence and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi both spoke at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. Photo: Bloomberg
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.