The US Secretary of Defense said that Washington will not stand for “coercion and bullying” by China

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin vowed on Saturday that Washington would not tolerate any “coercion and bullying” by China of its allies and partners, while assuring Beijing that the US remained committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and favored dialogue over conflict. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual forum that brings together … Read more

China pledges not to sell weapons to any party in the Ukraine war

China’s foreign minister said Friday that China will not sell weapons to either side in the war in Ukraine, in response to Western concerns that Beijing might provide military aid to Russia. China has confirmed that it is neutral in the conflict, while Russia supports it politically, rhetorically and economically At a time when Western … Read more