New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has pledged to focus strategically on China and Asia. Photo: Getty Images/TNS New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has pledged to focus strategically on China and Asia. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has pledged to focus strategically on China and Asia. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
Defence

China-US tensions: new American defence chief calls on Japan and South Korea to team up in Indo-Pacific

  • Soon after being sworn in, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin calls for Asian allies to strengthen military ties
  • American maritime manoeuvres in the South China Sea continue despite change of administration in the US

Topic |   Defence
New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has pledged to focus strategically on China and Asia. Photo: Getty Images/TNS New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has pledged to focus strategically on China and Asia. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
New US defence secretary Lloyd Austin has pledged to focus strategically on China and Asia. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
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