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the United States and China clashed again over the weekend on trade and security what using each other of destabilizing the region and potentially the world speaking on Sunday at the Shangri la dialogue in Singapore China's defense minister way Fung how war in the United States not to meddle in security disputes over Taiwan in the South China Sea saying quote if anyone dares to split Taiwan from China the Chinese military has no choice but to fight at all costs the US is indivisible and so is China those comments come a day after acting US defense secretary Patrick Shanahan said his piece at the summit there's always the risk of a face off where he told the audience that the United States would no longer tip toe around Chinese behavior in Asia perhaps the greatest long term threat of , to the vital interests of the states across the region comes from actors , who seek to undermine , rather than uphold the rules based international order ties between the two countries have come under increasing strain amid a bitter trade war and China's military posture in the South China Sea but it's the trump administration's growing support for self ruled and democratic Taiwan that has particularly angered China as well as US navy sailings to the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from the mainland general way said China would quote fight to the end if anyone tried to interfere in its relationship with Taiwan he however said both sides realize that any war between the two what would bring disaster to both countries end of the world