SCMP: U.S. still seeking dialogue with Chinese military chiefs, Pentagon says
Wed May, 2021, Age: 2 years
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby asserted that the United States would continue to seek dialogue with Chinese military leaders despite having been rebuffed. According to media reports, the Chinese Military Commission has rejected three of U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s requests for telephone discussions. Chinese leadership considered Austin’s request to speak with vice chairman Xu Qiliang instead of Defense Minister Wei Fenghe offensive.