Dialogue between China and Australia a ‘very positive result’ from Singapore summit

ASPI Washington DC Director Mark Watson says the Shangri-La Dialogue between Australia and China was a “very positive result” from the summit.“Certainly Defence Minister (Richard) Marles had a fantastic opportunity there to stake out Australia’s position,” he told Sky News Australia.Mr Watson said normally, a conversation between two diplomats would be a means to an end, but here, it was a “pretty good result to have the discussion at all”.