US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (4th L) with China's Defense Minister Li Shangfu (centre R) and their counterparts at the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore. AFP
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (4th L) with China's Defense Minister Li Shangfu (centre R) and their counterparts at the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue summit in Singapore. AFP

China and US seek talks as conflict could lead to 'unbearable disaster'


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