Experts talk about the risks of stalling Sino-US military relations


2022-08-07: [Chinese Article Link]  Source: Global Times-Global Network. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced eight counter-measures, three of which related to Chinese-United States military relations, including the cancellation of the arrangement between the leaders of the two military zones of China and the United States, the cancellation of the working meetings of the Chinese-United States Defense Forces and the cancellation of the meetings of the China-United States Military Security Consultative Mechanism. Including this incident, at least four times since the establishment of the Chinese-American relationship, relations between the two armies have fallen to the bottom of the Taiwan issue. Experts interviewed by the Global Times reporter said that the current system of communication between the Chinese and United States forces was almost entirely disrupted, and that responsibility for all this lies with the United States. While the United States has always claimed to “protect” the relationship between China and the United States in order to avoid military conflict and, on the other hand, to constantly violate China's core interests, the disruption of the communication mechanisms between the Chinese and United States forces has now broken the illusion that the United States has created a so-called “protective fence” for relations between the two countries, and that those who play in the fire will burn themselves. In the current context of relations between China and the United States, the stability of relations between the two armies is a “brake chip” that prevents the two countries from losing control of their relations. The negative impact of the Pelacian run on exchanges between the two armies is evident and will affect future relations between the two armies and the two countries. On June 10, China and the United States Chiefs of Defence Wei Feng and Austin met for the first time in Singapore. On June 30, at a regular press conference at the Ministry of Defence, the Deputy Director of Information at the Ministry of Defence and the News Spokesman at the Ministry of Defence, Tan Kefei, stated that the Chinese-United States military relationship was at a critical juncture and that the next two armies had a series of dialogue and interaction activities. However, with the fall of Palosi on 2 August, the exchange of communications between the two armies of the United States and China, which had just improved slightly, was cancelled. According to Global Times journalists, military relations between the US and China have grown more mature over the past decade, with normal institutional defence consultations and dialogue largely taking place as scheduled, despite the contradictions that have affected relations between the two sides. Looking back at the history of the relations between the two armies of China and the United States, including this incident, the effects of the Taiwan issue have led to the erosion of relations between the two forces and to a low level of poverty, which has occurred at least four times: tensions in the Taiwan Strait between 1995 and 1996 caused by the United States authorities’ permission for the then Taiwan authorities to visit the United States. At that time, China conducted two large-scale missile launch exercises; in October 2008, the United States sold more than $6 billion in advanced weapons to Taiwan; and in January 2010, the United States maintained its intention to sell nearly $6.4 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan, all of which plunged the relations between the two armies into a state of decline. Colonel Tanshischen, Director of the International Centre for the Study of the Law of Military Operations of the United Nations, stated to the reporter of the Global Times that this was because the issue of Taiwan was a matter of central interest to China and its essence was the preservation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Recently, communication between the two armies has improved slightly, but it is now falling sharply.” According to public information, the institutional dialogue between the two armies of China and the United States included meetings between the Chinese and United States Ministries of Defense, meetings of the China-United States Consultative Mechanism on Maritime Military Security, calls from the leaders of the two military zones of China and the United States, as well as a dialogue mechanism between the combined staff of the two armies, of which the first public call was made by the leaders of the two military zones of China and the United States. An expert familiar with military relations between China and the United States stated to the Global Times journalist on five days that working meetings between the Chinese and United States Ministries of Defense and meetings of the China-United States Maritime Military Security Consultative Mechanism were channels of communication at the working level in the relations between the United States and the United States of America for a relatively long period of time and were relatively stable and the most important channels of dialogue. The negative impact of the cancellation of these two institutional dialogues on the military relations between China and the United States is therefore evident. “The recent exchange of communication between the two armies has improved slightly, but is now falling sharply. Similar views were expressed by Qinghua University's Center for Strategic and Security Studies researcher Zhou Bo, in an interview with the Global Times journalist, who said that, as relations between the United States and the United States continued to decline in recent years, Chinese-United States-United States military relations were inevitably negatively affected, with working meetings between the United States and the United States Department of Defense and meetings of the China-United States Consultative Mechanism on Maritime Military Security playing an important role in communications between the United States and China, and that, with the cessation of these two mechanisms, communication at the working level between the United States and the United States would be stalled. The sanctions also include the abolition of the Sino-American military security consultation mechanism, which was sufficient to illustrate the seriousness of the situation. “The current almost complete disruption of the institutional communication channels between the United States and the United States forces has increased the likelihood of misconceptions and incidents on both sides, all of which are responsible in the United States. Another anonymous expert said to the reporter of the Global Times that the United States had been unilaterally hoping to add so-called “guards” to Chinese-American relations in order to avoid an outbreak of military conflict between China and the United States, but on the other hand it continued to provoke and violate China's core interests. China believes that China and the United States should manage their differences and sensitive issues in a constructive manner, provided that they are based on mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation. “The measures taken by China on this occasion are a warning to the United States, and firefighters will burn themselves. Will the stagnation of the two armies lead to an increase in the number of “fires” in Central America? The White House National Security Council’s strategic communication coordinator, John Kirby, said on 4 local day, that the US military would cross the Taiwan Strait by sea and air in recent weeks. On the other hand, the US continued to arrive frequently in the South China Sea, creating tension. The experts above agree that, given the United States military operations in front of China, the disruption of the communications pipeline between the United States and the United States will undoubtedly increase the probability of a “firefight” between China and the United States. However, Zhou Bo believes that, as a result of the constant arrival reconnaissance of United States aircraft to China, the probability of “fire-fighting” between the Chinese and United States armies persists, and that the vulnerability to incidents is mainly in the South China Sea, rather than in the Taiwan Sea. “In the South China Sea region, after years of reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance, the two United States and Chinese forces have a certain level of knowledge of each other, and each can do what is in his heart. In Taiwan, China’s power is in China’s hands, given the ease with which it benefits and the increasing capacity of the Liberation Army (PLA).” Zhou Bo believes that China must demonstrate a strong determination to preserve its national sovereignty, “but the relations of the major Powers are inherently flexible, and the Chinese-American relations are not yet hostile, and there is a degree of tension, and if they deteriorate indefinitely, it will be an unaffordable priority for the world”. Moreover, the military experts in the above-mentioned report that, despite the stagnation in military relations between China and the United States, this does not indicate a complete lack of communication between the United States and the United States forces, such as the China-United States Defense Department hotline, which can still be used in times of emergency.


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Experts talk about the risks of stalling Sino-US military relations


2022-08-07: [Article Link]  Source: Global Times-Global Network. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced eight counter-measures, three of which related to Chinese-United States military relations, including the cancellation of the arrangement between the leaders of the two military zones of China and the United States, the cancellation of the working meetings of the Chinese-United States Defense Forces and the cancellation of the meetings of the China-United States Military Security Consultative Mechanism. Including this incident, at least four times since the establishment of the Chinese-American relationship, relations between the two armies have fallen to the bottom of the Taiwan issue. Experts interviewed by the Global Times reporter said that the current system of communication between the Chinese and United States forces was almost entirely disrupted, and that responsibility for all this lies with the United States. While the United States has always claimed to “protect” the relationship between China and the United States in order to avoid military conflict and, on the other hand, to constantly violate China's core interests, the disruption of the communication mechanisms between the Chinese and United States forces has now broken the illusion that the United States has created a so-called “protective fence” for relations between the two countries, and that those who play in the fire will burn themselves. In the current context of relations between China and the United States, the stability of relations between the two armies is a “brake chip” that prevents the two countries from losing control of their relations. The negative impact of the Pelacian run on exchanges between the two armies is evident and will affect future relations between the two armies and the two countries. On June 10, China and the United States Chiefs of Defence Wei Feng and Austin met for the first time in Singapore. On June 30, at a regular press conference at the Ministry of Defence, the Deputy Director of Information at the Ministry of Defence and the News Spokesman at the Ministry of Defence, Tan Kefei, stated that the Chinese-United States military relationship was at a critical juncture and that the next two armies had a series of dialogue and interaction activities. However, with the fall of Palosi on 2 August, the exchange of communications between the two armies of the United States and China, which had just improved slightly, was cancelled. According to Global Times journalists, military relations between the US and China have grown more mature over the past decade, with normal institutional defence consultations and dialogue largely taking place as scheduled, despite the contradictions that have affected relations between the two sides. Looking back at the history of the relations between the two armies of China and the United States, including this incident, the effects of the Taiwan issue have led to the erosion of relations between the two forces and to a low level of poverty, which has occurred at least four times: tensions in the Taiwan Strait between 1995 and 1996 caused by the United States authorities’ permission for the then Taiwan authorities to visit the United States. At that time, China conducted two large-scale missile launch exercises; in October 2008, the United States sold more than $6 billion in advanced weapons to Taiwan; and in January 2010, the United States maintained its intention to sell nearly $6.4 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan, all of which plunged the relations between the two armies into a state of decline. Colonel Tanshischen, Director of the International Centre for the Study of the Law of Military Operations of the United Nations, stated to the reporter of the Global Times that this was because the issue of Taiwan was a matter of central interest to China and its essence was the preservation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. “Recently, communication between the two armies has improved slightly, but it is now falling sharply.” According to public information, the institutional dialogue between the two armies of China and the United States included meetings between the Chinese and United States Ministries of Defense, meetings of the China-United States Consultative Mechanism on Maritime Military Security, calls from the leaders of the two military zones of China and the United States, as well as a dialogue mechanism between the combined staff of the two armies, of which the first public call was made by the leaders of the two military zones of China and the United States. An expert familiar with military relations between China and the United States stated to the Global Times journalist on five days that working meetings between the Chinese and United States Ministries of Defense and meetings of the China-United States Maritime Military Security Consultative Mechanism were channels of communication at the working level in the relations between the United States and the United States of America for a relatively long period of time and were relatively stable and the most important channels of dialogue. The negative impact of the cancellation of these two institutional dialogues on the military relations between China and the United States is therefore evident. “The recent exchange of communication between the two armies has improved slightly, but is now falling sharply. Similar views were expressed by Qinghua University's Center for Strategic and Security Studies researcher Zhou Bo, in an interview with the Global Times journalist, who said that, as relations between the United States and the United States continued to decline in recent years, Chinese-United States-United States military relations were inevitably negatively affected, with working meetings between the United States and the United States Department of Defense and meetings of the China-United States Consultative Mechanism on Maritime Military Security playing an important role in communications between the United States and China, and that, with the cessation of these two mechanisms, communication at the working level between the United States and the United States would be stalled. The sanctions also include the abolition of the Sino-American military security consultation mechanism, which was sufficient to illustrate the seriousness of the situation. “The current almost complete disruption of the institutional communication channels between the United States and the United States forces has increased the likelihood of misconceptions and incidents on both sides, all of which are responsible in the United States. Another anonymous expert said to the reporter of the Global Times that the United States had been unilaterally hoping to add so-called “guards” to Chinese-American relations in order to avoid an outbreak of military conflict between China and the United States, but on the other hand it continued to provoke and violate China's core interests. China believes that China and the United States should manage their differences and sensitive issues in a constructive manner, provided that they are based on mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation. “The measures taken by China on this occasion are a warning to the United States, and firefighters will burn themselves. Will the stagnation of the two armies lead to an increase in the number of “fires” in Central America? The White House National Security Council’s strategic communication coordinator, John Kirby, said on 4 local day, that the US military would cross the Taiwan Strait by sea and air in recent weeks. On the other hand, the US continued to arrive frequently in the South China Sea, creating tension. The experts above agree that, given the United States military operations in front of China, the disruption of the communications pipeline between the United States and the United States will undoubtedly increase the probability of a “firefight” between China and the United States. However, Zhou Bo believes that, as a result of the constant arrival reconnaissance of United States aircraft to China, the probability of “fire-fighting” between the Chinese and United States armies persists, and that the vulnerability to incidents is mainly in the South China Sea, rather than in the Taiwan Sea. “In the South China Sea region, after years of reconnaissance and counter-reconnaissance, the two United States and Chinese forces have a certain level of knowledge of each other, and each can do what is in his heart. In Taiwan, China’s power is in China’s hands, given the ease with which it benefits and the increasing capacity of the Liberation Army (PLA).” Zhou Bo believes that China must demonstrate a strong determination to preserve its national sovereignty, “but the relations of the major Powers are inherently flexible, and the Chinese-American relations are not yet hostile, and there is a degree of tension, and if they deteriorate indefinitely, it will be an unaffordable priority for the world”. Moreover, the military experts in the above-mentioned report that, despite the stagnation in military relations between China and the United States, this does not indicate a complete lack of communication between the United States and the United States forces, such as the China-United States Defense Department hotline, which can still be used in times of emergency.

Note: This is a translated version of the Chinese news media article. A mature and nuanced reading is suggested.

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