China’s Military Chief Not Picking Up Lloyd Austin’s Calls

Tensions are high between the US and China due to the stepped up US military activity in the Indo-Pacific

According to a report from ReutersSecretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has been unable to speak with China’s top military official despite multiple attempts to set up talks.

Tensions have been high between the militaries of the two nations due to the increased US military activity in sensitive areas like the South China Sea. US warships are regularly patrolling the disputed waters and frequently shadow Chinese ships. US spy planes are also constantly buzzing near China’s coast.

An unnamed US official told Reuters that there was a debate within the Biden administration about whether Austin should speak with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe or the vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, Xu Qiliang. Xu is a member of China’s politburo and is said to have more influence with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

US officials told the Financial Times that Austin had made three requests to speak with Xu, but China has decided not to engage. While a high-level military meeting has not happened between the two countries during the Biden administration, there has been communication between the armed forces at lower levels.

Beijing certainly has reasons to be hesitant to engage with Austin. In March, Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a high-level meeting with China’s top diplomats in Alaska. Blinken opened the talks by accusing China of threatening the “rules-based order,” and things quickly fell apart from there.

The rhetoric out of the Biden administration has been harsh when it comes to Beijing, and the Pentagon has identified China as the top “pacing threat” facing the US military. In his first address to Congress, President Biden said the US was in a competition with China to “win the 21st century.” He also said that he told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the US will militarize the Indo-Pacific “just as we do with NATO in Europe.”


  1. Ronnie says

    A bit raceeeeee..or Enough of, “ we lied, cheated and stole…..”
    Pesky Russians,Upperty Chinese, what is the world coming to.
    The exceptional one must be obeyed.

  2. Oilman says

    ” He also said that he told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the US will militarize the Indo-Pacific “just as we do with NATO in Europe.”

    Actually, every nation in Asia except for Japan refused US missile systems including Australia. They all know that such a system would mean that China will point thousands of missiles towards them. It seems that dying to keep the US empire alive is not well received in Asia.

    1. Eddy says

      IF China had even half a brain, (and going by developments these days, they most certainly have a brain, and a clever one at that) they would already have input the GPS co-ordinates in Australia of the U.S. Pine Gap installation near Alice Springs, as well as the installation at Exmouth in W.A.’s North, (B.T.W. I believe this installation has recently had missiles installed to protect the base) and the installation near Geraldton, again in Western Australia. All these bases have one purpose and that is to relay communications between nuclear submarines, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. military via satellites ensuring instant communications. Such communications are vital during a conflict, thus should be targeted and knocked out within the first 20 minutes of hostilities breaking out. This ensuring the U.S. military and it’s sycophant followers would be deaf, dumb and blind.

  3. yuri says

    more evidence feminized amerikans in crumbling BLM/LGBT empire becoming more impotent and irrelevant

  4. Jerry Hood says

    How high is his( Austin) IQ??? Je should lead BLM..

  5. Mr Reynard says

    Not surprised at all ..I wouldn’t want to talk to him either…

    1. Eddy says

      Can I ask the million dollar question : Why even bother to talk, what is there to be gained by talking ?????????????????

  6. Tan says

    I read that USA is not answering China’s calls. So who is lying?

  7. Steve Kastl says

    Uncle Tom Austin does whatever he is told. He is more interested in his bank accounts than the soldiers under his command.

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