Pentagon holds talks with Chinese military

Pentagon holds talks with Chinese military

Newsdesk |
September 30, 2021

The US military said it had an “in-depth” dialogue with Beijing, reiterating that it remains committed to regional allies amid ongoing enmity over a new security pact between the US, the UK and Australia designed to counter China.

New Delhi, 30 September 2021

 “The two sides held a frank, in-depth, and open discussion on a range of issues affecting the US-PRC defense relationship,” Pentagon Spokesperson Lt. Col. Martin Meiners said in a statement on Wednesday, using an acronym for the People’s Republic of China. He called the meeting “an important component” in Washington’s efforts to “responsibly manage the competition between the US and the PRC.” As per news report of, the statement broke with the more aggressive anti-Beijing rhetoric common from US officials as of late, and comes during a major diplomatic row over a newly inked trilateral security deal between Washington, London and Canberra, dubbed “AUKUS.” The pact will see Australia acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the United States – enraging France, which had already struck a multi-billion dollar contract with the Aussies for French diesel-powered subs. And while no nation was named as a target for the new Indo-Pacific alliance, anonymous White House officials deemed the pact “another move by Western allies to push back on China’s rise in the military and technology arenas” in comments to Politico earlier this month.


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