A rising power doesn’t inherently mean a contest, said Chad Sbragia, US deputy assistant defence secretary for China. Photo: Reuters

China’s rise does not make it America’s competitor, Pentagon official says at Xiangshan Forum

  • ‘Our approach to the Indo-Pacific is that it includes China’, Chad Sbragia, newly appointed deputy assistant secretary of defence for China, says
  • But nations ‘can’t tell the UN you support its principles … then not adhere to them’, he says in thinly veiled swipe at Beijing
Topic |   US-China relations

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A rising power doesn’t inherently mean a contest, said Chad Sbragia, US deputy assistant defence secretary for China. Photo: Reuters
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Tuesday’s National Day parade in Beijing was the largest ever on Chinese soil. Photo: Xinhua

New US defence official for China affairs ‘will be a stabilising force’

  • The ‘unfolding long-term strategic competition with China is the defining challenge of our generation’, says Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security affairs
Topic |   China military

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Tuesday’s National Day parade in Beijing was the largest ever on Chinese soil. Photo: Xinhua
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