US Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin has issued a contemporary name for China and the US to interact as “accountable leaders”. In his speech on the second day of the Shangri-La Dialogue, Austin mentioned that any time is the suitable time to speak. Austin and his Chinese language counterpart Li Shangfu briefly spoke and shook fingers on the opening dinner of the defence summit in Singapore. However the US mentioned Beijing had declined its request for a extra substantive assembly between Austin and Li on the sidelines of the convention. Watch the video to seek out out why did China refuse to speak?