‘Competition does not mean conflict’: American defence chief leaves door open to cooperation with China

//‘Competition does not mean conflict’: American defence chief leaves door open to cooperation with China

‘Competition does not mean conflict’: American defence chief leaves door open to cooperation with China

The United States slammed China on Saturday over its “aggressive behaviour” in Asia, but left room for continuing bilateral ­cooperation in the region.Speaking at the Shangri-La ­Dialogue in Singapore, acting US secretary of defence Patrick ­Shanahan said Washington would continue to compete with Beijing, but was still willing to cooperate when the two countries’ interests aligned.“Competition does not mean conflict,” he added.“We cooperate with China where we have an alignment of interests,…

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