Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming accused acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan of sending the wrong message to Taiwanese separatists. Photo: Minnie Chan

Chinese general tells US to stop using Taiwan, South China Sea to stir up trouble

  • Washington’s support for Taipei sends ‘wrong message’ to independence-leaning forces on self-ruled island, Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming says at Shangri-La Dialogue
  • Chinese military will ‘resolutely defend the unity of our motherland at all costs’, he says
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Lieutenant General Shao Yuanming accused acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan of sending the wrong message to Taiwanese separatists. Photo: Minnie Chan
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Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan criticised China for breaching the US-led world order. Photo: Reuters

Erosion of nations’ sovereignty must end, US defence chief Patrick Shanahan tells Asia forum

  • Having the capability to win wars the best way to deter aggressive behaviour in Indo-Pacific, official says at Shangri-La Dialogue
  • Shanahan appeals to Asian countries to invest in themselves to increase ‘ability to exercise sovereign choices’
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Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan criticised China for breaching the US-led world order. Photo: Reuters
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