US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin attends a subcommittee hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee titled “A review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 funding request and budget justification for the Department of Defense” on May 3. Photo: Xinhua
US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin attends a subcommittee hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee titled “A review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 funding request and budget justification for the Department of Defense” on May 3. Photo: Xinhua

China-US ties: Lloyd Austin looks forward to meeting Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe to ‘engage in the future’

  • US Defence Secretary tells Senate Appropriations Committee said he hoped his engagement with his Chinese counterpart would be the first of many
  • Military analysts say major security and defence issues will not be solved at expected meeting at the Shangri-La Dialogue next month

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin attends a subcommittee hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee titled “A review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 funding request and budget justification for the Department of Defense” on May 3. Photo: Xinhua
US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin attends a subcommittee hearing of the US Senate Appropriations Committee titled “A review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 funding request and budget justification for the Department of Defense” on May 3. Photo: Xinhua
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