China’s Defence Minister Warns of “Cold War Mentality” in Shangri-La Dialogue Digs at US

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned of a potential devastating war with Taiwan during the Shangri-La security summit in Singapore. He criticized China for its lack of military dialogue and accused them of trying to undermine international order. China’s defense minister Li Shangfu fired back, warning against a “cold war mentality” and calling for cooperation instead of confrontation. Meanwhile, tensions between the two nations continue to rise, with China blasting the US after Washington urged talks to avoid a “crisis.” Beijing vowed to defend its interests amid the ongoing dispute.