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

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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