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China working with US to resume military communications

 Published: 15:09, 30 November 2023

China working with US to resume military communications

China has announced its efforts to collaborate with the United States in reinstating high-level military communications, marking a significant step towards fostering better bilateral relations.

According to the Chinese Defense Ministry, both countries' defense authorities are actively engaged in communication and coordination to revive top-level military dialogues. This positive development was reported by the Beijing-based China Daily.
The decision to resume such crucial military discussions follows a period during which Beijing halted top-level military dialogues with the Pentagon. This hiatus was triggered by the unannounced visit of former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in August of the previous year. China views Taiwan as its 'breakaway province,' leading to strained relations and a cessation of high-level military communications.
The recent signal indicating the intention to reinitiate these vital discussions comes in the wake of Chinese President Xi Jinping's official visit to the United States earlier this month. During this visit, President Xi had a meeting with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, signifying a possible turning point in the relationship between the two nations.
This step to revive top-level military communications highlights a mutual willingness to re-establish a constructive dialogue between China and the United States, potentially fostering increased cooperation and understanding in the realm of military affairs.


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