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Fri May 21, 2021, 08:54 PM

Pentagon chief unable to talk to Chinese military leaders despite repeated attempts

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has so far been unable to speak with China's top general despite multiple attempts to set up talks, U.S. defense officials said on Friday.

Relations between China and the United States have grown increasingly tense, with the world's two largest economies clashing over everything from Taiwan and China's human rights record to its military activity in the South China Sea.

Despite the tensions and heated rhetoric, U.S. military officials have long sought to have open lines of communication with their Chinese counterparts to be able to mitigate potential flare-ups or deal with any accidents.

"The military relationship is strained, no question about that. Itís hard to know how much this is reflective of that strain as much as it is just Chinese intransigence," a U.S. defense official said.



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Reply Pentagon chief unable to talk to Chinese military leaders despite repeated attempts (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
soothsayer May 2021 #1
peppertree May 2021 #2
Martin68 May 2021 #3
Anon-C May 2021 #4
intheflow May 2021 #5
elleng May 2021 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 08:57 PM

1. I read this multiple times as he was not able to speak Chinese to them

Was sure it was going to be Borowitz. Oops.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 09:09 PM

2. Try a little music

The universal language.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 21, 2021, 10:25 PM

3. China is insecure and arrogant, a very bad combination.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #3)

Sat May 22, 2021, 03:22 AM

4. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 10:51 AM

5. It wouldn't surprise me to learn

that Biden's Pentagon can't connect because of Trump. Whether that's because of Trump's racism ("China flu" or because Trump loyalists have some back room deal going with Chinese leaders for support to overthrow the US and thus enslave the whole world for capitalist gain, I don't know. But rest assured, this is a direct consequence of 45.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 22, 2021, 05:24 PM

6. ;-(

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