On June 10, the U.S. and the Communist China defense chiefs held their first face-to-face meeting at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore. The Communist China made a wolf warrior threat over the Taiwan issue in a pattern of nuclear sabre-rattling.
U.S.Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III meets with the Communist China Minister of National Defense Gen. Wei Fenghe at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 10. (Photo Source: The United States Department of Defense) The conversation between the two sides lasted for nearly an hour, double the time initially scheduled.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urged his Communist China counterpart, Wei Fenghe, Minister of National Defence, to refrain from further destabilizing actions against Taiwan.
The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Minister insisted that Taiwan is the territory of the Communist China and that the People’s Liberation Army will seize Taiwan at all costs.
The officials at the meeting said that the United States strongly criticized the CCP’s military aggression, expressed serious concern about the CCP’s aggressive and unprofessional behavior, and worried that the CCP might change the status quo through other actions.Previously, the defense chiefs of the Communist China and the United States had a telephone conversation. At that time, the CCP threatened the United States not to underestimate the CCP’s determination and ability to defend national interests and dignity.