China News Service, Beijing, June 15 (Reporter Li Shuangnan) "This time, China overcame the impact of the epidemic and sent a high-level delegation to participate in the Shangri-La Dialogue. It was with the desire to spread the voice of China, tell the story of China well, and increase trust and dispel doubts. "Recently, Zhao Xiaozhuo, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences who has participated in the "Xianghui" for nine consecutive times, said in an exclusive interview with China News Agency's "East and West Questions".

  A few days ago, the Shangri-La Dialogue (hereinafter referred to as the "Shangri-La Dialogue"), which was "suspended" for two years due to the epidemic, was reconvened offline.

This year's "Xianghui" restarted under the background of the United States vigorously promoting the "Indo-Pacific strategy" and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and attracted worldwide attention.

On the morning of the 12th, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivered a speech on the topic of "China's Vision for Regional Order".

Zhao Xiaozhuo said that the venue was full, and the hall was full of people on both sides of the aisle.

In the face of a series of sharp questions, Minister Wei responded quickly and answered very wonderfully, with a candid attitude, full answers, concise and clear words.

Whether it was the speech session or the question-and-answer session, there was warm applause at the scene.

This fully shows that China's "borrowing stage to sing opera" shows the confidence of a big country.

On June 10, State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe, who was attending the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, held talks with US Secretary of Defense Austin, who was also attending the conference.

Photo by Li Xiaowei

  At this "Incense Conference", US Secretary of Defense Austin explained the military part of the "Indo-Pacific Strategy" in a more systematic way.

Zhao Xiaozhuo pointed out that the US "Indo-Pacific Strategy" has faced structural difficulties since its introduction.

While the United States wants to continuously stimulate regional security hotspots such as the Taiwan Strait, the South China Sea, and the East China Sea, in an attempt to strategically consume China, it is also worried that it will face serious consequences due to the out-of-control Sino-US relations.

It is against this background that Austin proposed that the United States does not seek confrontation with China, a Cold War with China, or the establishment of an "Asian version of NATO."

However, the United States says one thing and does another, keeps its promises and constantly overturns its promises. This is at the cost of consuming the strategic credit of the United States as a major power.

  Before the official start of the "Fragrant Meeting", Wei Fenghe held the first offline meeting with US Secretary of Defense Austin.

Zhao Xiaozhuo believes that under such tense Sino-US relations, it is of positive significance for the defense ministers of the two countries to meet and show their willingness to solve the problem.

The meeting between the defense ministers of China and the United States also reached a consensus, that is, both sides agreed to continue to strengthen communication, especially in crisis management, which is a positive signal.