Shangri-La Dialogue was no missed opportunity for talks as defence chiefs Austin and Marles insisted on belligerence and doublespeak.
The defence chiefs of both countries finally met face to face at the Shangri-La Dialogue and calls for better communication, not sabre-rattling, were the result.
Washington hopes to end freeze with several opportunities to kick-start upcoming talks, including potential Biden-Xi summit.
Declassified footage shows ‘reckless manoeuvres’ by PLA jets approaching lawfully operating US assets, says official overseeing Indo-Pacific security.
Ministry spokesman confirms regional security talks will be held in Beijing from October 29 to 31.
Taiwan-based analysts say the remarks show the wide gap in understanding between Beijing and Taipei; ‘one country, two systems has no market in Taiwan,’ one argues.
In this edition of the Global Impact newsletter, we look back at the Shangri-La Dialogue and also at what is next for US-China relations after another round of finger-pointing.
Outgoing Indonesian President Joko Widodo hasn’t formally endorsed a successor yet, but he’s not been shy about dropping hints. Now, a possible rift with his defence minister over Ukraine might harden his resolve.
Beijing’s drive to modernise its military weaponry compels Washington to ‘maintain deterrence’ alongside allies, says Ely Ratner, assistant secretary of defence for Indo-Pacific security.
A joint China-Russian operation on Tuesday prompted South Korea to scramble fighter jets.
The incident over the weekend, just days after a close call between the two countries’ aircraft, ‘can lead to miscalculations’, says National Security Council spokesman.
Announcement comes amid recent high-level overtures to boost dialogue between the countries after months of worsening ties.
General Li Shangfu proves to be ‘a tough military diplomat’ with a number of wins, but stops short of landing talks with US defence chief.
Military regalia transforms otherwise ordinary people into major players – at least until the tea breaks.
South Asian nation ‘unlikely to catch up’ to Chinese defence industry and weapons systems, says senior colonel on sidelines of security forum in Singapore.
‘Bloc politics’ will destabilise the region, Li Shangfu says, a day after Lloyd Austin plays up US alliances.
Li Shangfu tells defence conference that ‘some countries’ only serve their own interests.
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink will ‘discuss key issues in the bilateral relationship’.
Asian way allows nations to follow their own policies and this has worked for decades, Cui Tiankai says during panel discussion at Singapore security conference.
Defence minister Richard Marles told the Shangri-La Dialogue summit the pact is all about ‘providing balance in the region’ despite fears it could spark nuclear proliferation.
Speaking at the Singapore security summit, the Pentagon chief said Washington is working together with its regional allies ‘more closely every day’.
The United States is stepping up planning and training with partners from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, he says.
Asian countries are likely to feel pressed between the rivals, with defence chiefs from both countries ready to take a firm stance.
All countries must engage, maintain open dialogue and diplomacy, and follow multilateral rules, Albanese says at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
Prospects for bilateral talks still appear slim after the US said China had declined a proposal to meet, and PLA brass confirms Washington’s refusal to lift sanctions on Li as a key reason for the rejection.
Britain’s defence chief, speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, said he welcomed China’s efforts but it should not exercise ‘unreasonable power’ on Ukraine.