A Chinese military spokesman brushed off the US defence secretary’s call to resume communications channels. Photo: Shutterstock Images
A Chinese military spokesman brushed off the US defence secretary’s call to resume communications channels. Photo: Shutterstock Images

China brushes off US request to resume military dialogues

  • US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin had called for contacts to restart, after China cut off exchanges in retaliation for US House speaker’s visit to Taiwan in August
  • But US should ‘respect China’s interests and major concerns and remove the negative factors that impede the development of ties’, a military spokesman says

A Chinese military spokesman brushed off the US defence secretary’s call to resume communications channels. Photo: Shutterstock Images
A Chinese military spokesman brushed off the US defence secretary’s call to resume communications channels. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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