China accuses US of ‘provocation’ after near collision of warships

Posted on AllSides June 4th, 2023
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China’s defense minister on Sunday accused the United States and its allies of trying to destabilize the Indo-Pacific – just hours after warships from the two countries were involved in a near collision.

In a combative speech to the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Li Shangfu accused the US of “provoking bloc confrontation for self-interest” and said Washington and its allies were making up rules to assert dominance over the region.

He also warned that any “severe confrontation” between the US and China would be “an unbearable disaster for...

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