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China, US Defense Chiefs Hold Talks, Stay Firm on Taiwan Differences

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin attends a meeting with Colombian Minister Of National Defense Diego Molano at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on May 20. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Friday, 10 June 2022 08:09 AM EDT

The defense chiefs of China and the United States held face-to-face talks in Singapore on Friday, and both sides reiterated their positions on Taiwan, a major source of tension between the two powers.

Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said the talks "went smoothly." A Chinese defense ministry spokesman later said Wei reiterated Beijing's firm stance on Taiwan.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called on China to "refrain from further destabilizing actions" on Taiwan, a U.S. statement after the talks said.

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The defense chiefs of China and the United States held face-to-face talks in Singapore on Friday, and both sides reiterated their positions on Taiwan, a major source of tension between the two powers. Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said the talks "went smoothly." A...
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