China demands the end of U.S. military “collusion”


Beijing (AP) — China demanded that the United States stop its military “collusion” with Taiwan during a virtual meeting between the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the two countries, where relations are becoming increasingly difficult.

General Lee Zuocheng told General Mark Milley Thursday that China “has no compromise” on issues affecting China’s “core interests,” including autonomous Taiwan. Beijing claims as its own territory Forcibly merge if necessary.

“China is demanding the United States … to stop the reversal of history, stop the military collusion between the United States and China, and not affect Sino-US relations and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” Lee said.

The Chinese military “resolutely protects national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he said. “If someone creates a wonton provocation, they will encounter a solid counterattack from the Chinese.”

Such words are fairly commonplace, and Mr Lee also said that China “intentionally causes conflicts, causes incidents, and rather than being mutually exclusive, further strengthens dialogue and handles risks. We hope to promote cooperation, “said in a Pentagon news release.

The meeting is as follows Fiery comments Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe was present at the Regional Security Conference last month, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was also present.

Wei accused the United States of trying to “hijack” the support of countries in the Asia-Pacific region to oppose Beijing, and Washington “in the guise of multilateralism” trying to promote its own interests. Stated.

At the same meeting in Singapore, Austin said China was causing instability with its claims to Taiwan and increased military activity in the region.

And in May, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called China “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order” for the United States, with its claims against Taiwan and its efforts to control the strategic South China Sea. It prompted an angry reaction from Beijing.

The United States and its allies responded with what is called a “freedom of navigation” patrol in the South China Sea, urging a reaction of anger from Beijing.

Despite not having formal diplomatic relations in honor of Beijing, Washington continues to be Taiwan’s major ally and supplier of defense weapons. U.S. law requires the government to treat all threats to the island as a matter of “grave concern,” but it remains unclear whether the U.S. military will protect Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack. ..

The latest round of enthusiastic rhetoric will take place on Saturday at a gathering of foreign ministers from the G20 block of Indonesia’s industrialized nation, prior to the meeting between Blinken and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The shadow is expected to fade Due to disagreement over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

China refused to criticize Moscow’s aggression, or even call it an aggression, While blaming He accuses Western sanctions on Russia and that the United States and NATO have caused the conflict.

In addition to Taiwan and the South China Sea, Washington and Beijing are also at odds with Tibet and the northwestern part of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region over trade, human rights and Chinese policies, primarily Muslims, to the Turkish minority.