Canadian, Chinese defence ministers meet in Singapore as tensions rise over Taiwan


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The Canadian and Chinese defence ministers met in Singapore this week, marking the first in-person meeting between those officials in years. Bill Blair sat down with Admiral Dong Jun on Friday while attending the Shangri-La Dialogue, an international security conference. In a statement issued after the meeting, Blair said he expressed concern about Beijing’s foreign interference in Canada and about its recent military exercises in Taiwan. China staged a simulated blockade of the island after the election of a new government that does not accept Beijing’s position that Taiwan is part of China. Blair’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart comes...