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International relations

Security concerns rise as US denounces China at Asian forum

Washington accuses Beijing of seeking to 'reorder' Indo-Pacific region

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe shake hands before the start of their meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the Shangri-La dialogue.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The U.S. pledged its full commitment to the Indo-Pacific region in a direct swipe at China at an annual Asian defense forum Saturday, sparking concerns that the escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could spill over into the security arena.

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