China’s Defence Minster Wei Fenghe (right) and his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen. Photo: AFP

Singapore, China deepen defence ties, plan larger military exercises including joint navy drill

  • The commitment comes after a meeting between Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and his counterpart Ng Eng Hen in the city state
  • Few Southeast Asian nations – especially those with strong United States security ties, such as Singapore – engage with the Chinese navy bilaterally
Topic |   Singapore

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China’s Defence Minster Wei Fenghe (right) and his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen. Photo: AFP
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US troops take photos of President Donald Trump aboard the USS Wasp. Photo: Reuters

President Donald Trump boasts ‘fearsome’ US military in the Pacific during final Japan speech aimed at rivals China, North Korea

  • His address to 800 cheering military personnel marked Memorial Day, the US holiday honouring the war dead. But it was also clearly aimed at growing rival China and North Korea
  • It followed a landmark visit to Japan, where he became the first foriegn guest to meet new Emperor Naruhito
Topic |   Donald Trump

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US troops take photos of President Donald Trump aboard the USS Wasp. Photo: Reuters
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