For the first time since President Joe Biden took office, a senior Pentagon official spoke with his Chinese counterpart. During the talks, the Pentagon affirmed the United States’ vision for the Indo-Pacific region, but Beijing did not mention the region at all.
Department of Defense (DoD) Newsletter released On August 19, Dr. Michael Chase, Deputy Assistant Minister of the Ministry of National Defense of China, and Major General Huang Xueping, Deputy Director of the International Military Cooperation Office of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, held a security video conference.
“Dr. Chase affirmed the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and the United States’ commitment to uphold the common principles of allies and partners,” the briefing said. The focus of the Department of Defense in the U.S.-China defense relationship is to prevent and manage crises and risks, as well as to maintain U.S.-China communication channels.
Reference news, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) newspaper, Report only On August 30, “The two sides agreed on the importance of maintaining open communication channels between the two militaries”, but no other topics were mentioned.
On August 28th, the Hong Kong media “South China Morning Post” (SCMP) under the Chinese company Alibaba Cited a source A person close to the Chinese military said that “the Afghan crisis is the most pressing issue discussed this year.” [the senior military talk]. “
A source in the South China Morning Post said: “China is worried that extremist forces, especially the East Turkistan Islamic Movement, will expand their power and influence in the chaos in Afghanistan.” The Chinese government accuses the East Turkistan Islamic Movement of being behind the terrorist attacks in Xinjiang in western China. .
The source of this South China Morning Post conveyed a different message from the Chinese regime’s public announcement on the Afghanistan issue.
The tone of the CCP on Afghanistan
The Chinese regime has openly supported the Taliban in recent months. Past studies have shown that the Chinese regime has supported the Taliban for decades.
On September 1, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Wenbin claims The Taliban regime is chosen by all the Afghan people, and it will bring peace and reconstruction to the country.
But the Chinese regime’s statement does not match the facts.
After the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul, the country was in a state of “high tension and high panic.” Peter Quinn, the head of the rescue mission, told The Epoch Times on Monday that people tried to escape the land or hide themselves to avoid the Taliban’s massacre.
At the same time, it is reported that the radical terrorist organization ISIS-K is growing in Afghanistan, and it is believed that a suicide bombing attack was carried out at Kabul Airport last week.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times