U.S., China defence chiefs lock horns on Taiwan at Asia security summit

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Open this photo in gallery: U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chinese Defence Minister Dong Jun attend a bilateral meeting in Singapore, on May 31.U.S. Department of Defense/Reuters The U.S. and Chinese defence chiefs locked horns on Taiwan in their first face-to-face meeting in two years on Friday, but both sides emphasized the need to keep military-to-military communications open. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and China’s defence minister, Dong Jun, met in Singapore on the sidelines of Asia’s premier defence summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue. The Philippines’ president was to give a speech at the meeting later in the day...