U.S. and China Hold Military Talks

Two-day video conference between Major General Huang Xueping and  U.S. Defense Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Chase.

The United States and China held a two-day video conference as tensions between the world’s two major economic powers has continued to escalate. The conference was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, led by People’s Liberation Army’s Office for International Military Cooperation Major General Huang Xueping and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China Michael Chase.

Department of Defense spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Martin Meiners stated, “The meeting is an important component of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing effort to responsibly manage the competition between the U.S. and the PRC by maintaining open lines of communication with the PRC.”

The lieutenant colonel continued, ”During the talks, the two sides held a frank, in-depth, and open discussion on a range of issues affecting the U.S.-PRC defense relationship. Both sides reaffirmed consensus to keep communication channels open. The U.S. side also made clear our commitment to uphold shared principles with our allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Relations between China and the U.S. are at a new low as tensions over trade, technology, and human rights, origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and Beijing’s territorial claims keep both nations wary of the other.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for U.S. military leaders as they interact with China’s PLA officials.
  • For the president’s administration as they develop policies and strategies regarding China’s aggressive posture.
  • For American diplomats as they try to work with the Chinese on a number of issues.

Sources: Reuters, The Diplomat, Defense Department


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