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People's Liberation Army high-level refusal to take calls from the US military, the Taiwan Strait crisis is a stress test against the US

2022-08-09T04:07:57.201Z

On August 5, China announced eight countermeasures against the United States. Among them, three military measures were to cancel the phone call between the leaders of the Chinese and American military theaters, the working meeting of the Chinese and American Defense Departments, and the meeting of the China-US Maritime Military Security Consultation Mechanism. It is reported that,



On August 5, China announced eight countermeasures against the United States. Among them, three military measures were to cancel the phone call between the leaders of the Chinese and American military theaters, the working meeting of the Chinese and American Defense Departments, and the meeting of the China-US Maritime Military Security Consultation Mechanism.

It is reported that a total of 16 working meetings between the Chinese and the US Department of Defense have been held in the past. The most recent one was from September 28 to 29, 2021. The leaders of the International Military Cooperation Office of the Central Military Commission and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of the US Department of Defense co-hosted in the form of video.

This is also the first institutional dialogue between the Chinese and American militaries after the Biden administration took office.

The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on the relations between the two countries and the two militaries and issues of common concern.

As an institutional dialogue between the two militaries, the China-U.S. Maritime Military Security Consultation Mechanism was signed in 1998. After that, China and the United States held regular talks to strengthen military security and reduce the risk of accidents.

The most recent meeting was held in December 2021, and the two militaries of China and the United States held a video conference.

The US media recently reported that the top US military has called the Chinese military leaders several times in recent days, but the Chinese side has refused.

The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense responded to this on August 7, saying that the bottom line cannot be breached, and communication requires sincerity.

While the US is creating a crisis, it also claims to manage the crisis, find excuses and cover up for its wrong words and deeds and provocative actions, and even hype it, confuse people, and blame it. We firmly oppose it.

We urge the U.S. side to earnestly respect China's core interests and major concerns, abandon the illusion of "using Taiwan to control China", and refrain from going further and further down the wrong path.

China's answer confirms from one aspect that it has indeed refused to answer the call from the US.

Air situation dynamics in the airspace around the Taiwan Strait on August 5.

(Provided by Taiwan military)

The cancellation of a series of dialogue mechanisms at the national defense level, theater level, and maritime security communication, does it mean that the military mutual trust between China and the United States is no longer at all?

In the state where these channels are cancelled, will it increase the risk of friction between the Chinese and American militaries?

The Taiwan navy exercise plus the cancellation of communication at the military level, what does this series of actions against the United States indicate?

What is China's intention?

In the past, high-level military communication was an important way to maintain the stability of bilateral relations. Now these communication channels have been cancelled, showing China's tough stance.

The denial capability exercise combined with a tough attitude is enough to make the United States dare not act rashly.

Especially after the People's Liberation Army's exercise around Taiwan, the U.S. side has left room for discretion as to how far the U.S. military exercise should go next.

The cancellation of the communication itself will also make the US not dare to act rashly, and make the US prudent to make actions similar to the dispatch of aircraft carriers in 1996.

On the other hand, the cancellation of the communication is also to tell the United States that military risks in the Taiwan Strait must be taken seriously, and the Chinese and American militaries must face the most serious problems and solve them.

On the surface, the U.S. military disapproves of Pelosi's visit, but in fact it fully supports Pelosi.

The U.S. military has to make some gestures to gain understanding.

After canceling the communication, the next step, the topic of the Taiwan Strait on the list of dialogues between the two countries will be the core.

This will not leave room for continued ambiguity for the United States, which must provide answers on military risks.

Whether it is conflict or communication, restraint or let go, the ball is played to the United States.

The crisis is a test of America's position.

Without a crisis, the bilateral relationship will always be a tepid confrontation.

With extreme precedents such as interruption of communication, how to quell the crisis, how to prevent it, and how the two sides negotiate must be faced. It is better to know the other party's cards in this crisis.

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Source: hk1

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