“People can only ask themselves these questions: who disturbs the peace in the region? What are the main causes of chaos and instability? And what do we need to be vigilant and guard against?” The Chinese defense minister’s intervention in Singapore this Sunday, June 4, was expected as tensions between Beijing and Washington have escalated in recent months.

Li Shangfu, who, according to Straits Timesregretted “The Resurgence of the Cold War Mentality”, did not fail to blame his powerful rival in the Pacific. And pose as a supporter of peace, recalling the Global Security Initiative, which China defends. “The initiative, first proposed by President Xi Jinping at the Boao 2022 forum in Hainan, was presented as an alternative to a security architecture led by