General Wei Fenghe will be the first Chinese defence minister to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue in eight years. Photo: Reuters

China to send defence minister to Singapore security conference as tensions with US rise

  • Observers will be watching to see if General Wei Fenghe holds talks with his American counterpart
  • Forum comes as Beijing and Washington are at odds over issues ranging from security to trade
Topic |   US-China relations

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General Wei Fenghe will be the first Chinese defence minister to attend the Shangri-La Dialogue in eight years. Photo: Reuters
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The USS Preble. Photo: Handout

Washington and Beijing in ‘contest of wills’ in South China Sea

  • Latest US mission in disputed waters may prompt China to step up its countermeasures
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The USS Preble. Photo: Handout
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