David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force

United States names former defence attaché to Beijing as top diplomat for East Asia

  • Retired air force fighter pilot David Stilwell speaks Chinese and Korean and has knowledge of regional issues
  • Appointment fills position left vacant since Daniel Russel stepped down in April 2017
Topic |   US-China relations

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David Stilwell retired from the military in 2015 with the rank of brigadier general. Photo: US Air Force
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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’
Topic |   Diplomacy

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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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