Chinese Embassy criticizes US defense chief for ‘attack and defamation’ at Singapore conference



The Chinese embassy in Singapore on Thursday criticized US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for his remarks during a conference in the city-state this week on Taiwan, the South China Sea and Uygur Muslims that it called an “attack. and libel “against Beijing. At the Fullerton Conference, hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the former four-star general spent a substantial amount of time addressing Washington’s relations with Beijing. He said that while the United States …