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US-China tensions

China, U.S. defense chiefs meet in Cambodia amid Taiwan tensions

Austin raises 'dangerous' aircraft behavior in pair's second meeting this year

Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe, front, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on Nov. 22.   © AP

SINGAPORE -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart, Wei Fenghe, met on Tuesday in Cambodia, as the rival powers seek to manage tensions.

A Pentagon readout of the talks said the two discussed "defense relations and regional and global security issues," with Austin emphasizing "the need to responsibly manage competition and maintain open lines of communication."

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