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Shangri-La Dialogue: Vagueness from US disappoints many

1st June 2019 - 13:39 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore

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The highlight of any Shangri-La Dialogue is Sino-US rivalry. However, China is probably rubbing its hands in glee after 1.5 days of the dialogue have been completed. It has safely negotiated its way through the Singapore event so far without facing any real sharp criticism. Indeed, France has perhaps been the most direct with China so far.

Those hoping for fireworks and a firm stance from the US would have been disappointed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s speech in the first plenary session.

His deferential remarks to US Senate Armed Service Committee members and senators in the audience, who

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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