US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says it is essential that countries make well-informed decisions about their relationship with China. Photo: Reuters

US Defence Secretary Mark Espser urges Beijing to show restraint in Hong Kong

  • Sides should sit down and talk to resolve their differences, official says on visit to France
  • Esper also warns European countries against becoming too dependent on China
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says it is essential that countries make well-informed decisions about their relationship with China. Photo: Reuters
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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper’s address to the Royal United Services Institute in London leaves analysts speculating about a major policy focus shift in Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE

US defence secretary Mark Esper lectures European allies on danger of close ties with China

  • Speech to Royal United Services Institute in London contains familiar themes but also a hint that Beijing and Moscow may become focus of US defence strategy
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper’s address to the Royal United Services Institute in London leaves analysts speculating about a major policy focus shift in Washington. Photo: EPA-EFE
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