China In Context

Why does China reject U.S. calls for military dialogue?

August 15, 2023 SOAS China Institute Season 3 Episode 126
China In Context
Why does China reject U.S. calls for military dialogue?
Show Notes

The Pentagon says that China has repeatedly turned down its requests to hold high level talks between army commanders. Experts worry that the lack of dialogue heightens the risk of a miscalculation leading to conflict.

In this podcast, Howard Zhang, China Editor at the BBC, appraises the situation in a conversation with regular host, Duncan Bartlett, Editor of Asian Affairs magazine.