US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at the Fullerton Lecture in Singapore on July 27. Photo: Reuters
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at the Fullerton Lecture in Singapore on July 27. Photo: Reuters

Chinese embassy blasts US defence chief for ‘attack and smear’ in Singapore lecture

  • Lloyd Austin’s comments in the island nation defied the one-China policy and Three Communiques that underpin Sino-US ties, embassy says
  • The lengthy Facebook missive also says Washington should stop ‘acting like a preacher’ and approach ties in Asia in a humble manner

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at the Fullerton Lecture in Singapore on July 27. Photo: Reuters
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at the Fullerton Lecture in Singapore on July 27. Photo: Reuters
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