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US Secretary of Defense meets with his Chinese counterpart

The US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, met his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fengyi, in Singapore, and the Taiwan issue was at the top of the files that were discussed.
“My talks with my American counterpart went smoothly,” the Chinese defense minister said.
While the US Secretary of Defense said: “I discussed with my Chinese counterpart military relations and issues of global and regional security.”
“We call on China to refrain from taking any additional measures that would destabilize Taiwan,” Reuters quoted a US statement as saying.
“The talks between the US and Chinese defense ministers focused largely on the Taiwan issue,” the statement added, noting that Austin assured his Chinese counterpart that there was no change in US policy toward Taiwan.

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