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U.S. and Chinese military leaders finally speak to each other

Posted on AllSides December 21st, 2023
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. spoke with his Chinese counterpart Thursday morning, according to a readout of the call, the first high-level conversation between the two militaries in more than a year. 

China broke off direct military contacts with U.S. forces in the wake of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit in August 2022 to Taiwan. Brown’s predecessor as chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley, spoke with his Chinese counterpart a month prior to that. 

Brown’s video call at 6:30 a.m. ET with Gen. Liu Zhenli...

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