Responding to a question on China’s considerations behin

 behind sending Wei to this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue, Wu said that China chooses the head of its delegation in accordance with the situation.

He added that China and the United States are in active talks on whether Wei will meet Patrick M. Sha

nahan, acting US secretary of defense, during the event and information on that will be published later.

Wei has been in Singapore since Tuesday and has met with leaders of the Singaporea

n government as part of his visit to the Southeast Asian nation, Singapore media reported.

Zhao Xiaozhuo, a senior researcher of international military relatio

ns at the PLA Academy of Military Science, said that the attendance of Wei, as the second part

icipation of a Chinese defense minister to the Shangri-La Dialogue, shows that China plac

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