China Names US-Sanctioned Aerospace Expert as Defense Minister

March 13, 2023

BNN Bloomberg:

China has named a general sanctioned by the US to be its new defense minister, setting up a potentially awkward encounter if he’s ever paired up with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for a meeting.

General Li Shangfu is set to become Minister of National Defense and State Councilor — China’s equivalent of a cabinet member — according to a list of names nominated at the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Sunday.

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