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US-China tensions

China's Wei slams U.S. 'smears,' Taiwan independence 'delusion'

Defense chief tells Shangri-La crowd that Biden's Indo-Pacific strategy creates conflict

China's Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe speaks at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on June 12.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Sunday hit out at the U.S. for its Indo-Pacific strategy and perceived "threats against China," while saying the notion of Taiwan independence is a "delusion," in pointed remarks at Singapore's Shangri-La Dialogue.

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