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China risks erecting "Great Wall of self-isolation": Carter

Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 01:35

U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter urges China to join a ''principled security network'' for Asia during regional security summit. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter urged China on Saturday to join a "principled security network" for Asia, saying that the United States would remain the most powerful military and the main guarantor of regional security for decades to come. He added that some "expansive and unprecedented actions" by China in pursuit of claims in the South China Sea, in cyberspace, and in the air, had raised concerns about its strategic intentions. He urged Beijing to join the regional trend or risk "erecting a Great Wall of self-isolation." His speech came at the start of Asia's biggest security summit, the Shangri La Dialogue, a three-day meeting which offers a rare chance for regional military brass and intelligence officers, and their civilian leaders, to openly debate regional defence trends and tensions.

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China risks erecting "Great Wall of self-isolation": Carter

Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 01:35