People’s Liberation Army chief General Li Zuocheng and Pentagon boss General Mark Milley are keen to boost military ties between China and the US. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Do military leaders hold the keys to peace for China and the US?

  • Tensions between the two powers have been rising, but the heads of the Pentagon and PLA are keen to ensure the conflict does not become militarised
  • While both countries speak the language of righteousness and law, they are both sleepwalking towards an all-out confrontation

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People’s Liberation Army chief General Li Zuocheng and Pentagon boss General Mark Milley are keen to boost military ties between China and the US. Photo: AFP
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"