- China rejects US push for meeting between defense ministers in Singapore.
- China's military risks encounters with US to erode US and allies' ability to operate in the region.
- China values communication with US military but accuses US of undermining trust.
- US warns escalation risk due to lack of communication with China's military.
- China shows willingness to engage on other matters, including trade and investment.
China Wants U.S. to Feel Risk When Operating in Its Backyard
China rejects US push for meeting with Defense Minister Li Shangfu, highlighting tensions and lack of communication between US and Chinese militaries. China risks encounters to erode US and allies' ability to operate in the region. China values communication but accuses US of undermining trust. US w