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In an uncommon telephone conversation, Chinese Defense Secretary conveyed a strong message to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, emphasizing that Taiwan is an integral part of China, Your Content has learned.
The discussion took place against the backdrop of mounting tensions in the region due to Russia’s ongoing conflict with Ukraine, which has prompted military strategists to reassess the potential implications of a future confrontation.
In an upcoming meeting at the White House, President Biden is scheduled to confer with the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Combatant Commanders on Wednesday.
Following the meeting, President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will extend hospitality to the military leaders and their spouses.
This event coincides with the recent announcement from the White House regarding an $800 million military aid package to Ukraine, with the possibility of an additional aid package being unveiled in the near future.
Ukraine, in its resistance against Russia’s invasion, has concentrated its efforts on the southern and eastern regions.
According to a statement released by Beijing, Defense Secretary Austin engaged in a conversation with his Chinese counterpart, during which the latter issued a warning concerning Taiwan.
The exchange underscores the complexities of the geopolitical landscape and the fragility of relations between the United States and China, according to U.S News.