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U.S. and China Discuss Defense Before Taiwan Election as Tensions Rise

U.S. and China Defense Officials Wrap Up Talks Before Taiwan Election.

U.S. and China Finish Important Talks Before Taiwan Election. (PHOTO: Financial Times)

According to NIKKEI ASIA, top officials from the United States and China just wrapped up two days of talks to ease tensions before Taiwan’s upcoming election. These talks, the first since 2021, stressed the need for clear military communication to avoid problems. They discussed issues like ships in the South China Sea, North Korea, Taiwan, and what’s happening in Ukraine.

READ ALSO: Tensions Rise as US and China Engage in South China Sea Drills, Beijing Condemns “Provocative Moves”

World Watches as U.S.-China Talks Could Affect Taiwan’s Election

During the talks, the Pentagon spokesperson, Martin Meiners, said they want more talks between military leaders. China recently appointed Dong Jun as defense minister. Some worry China might put more pressure on Taiwan after the election, using military, economic, and political tactics.

READ ALSO: US Navy Sailor Sentenced to 27 Months for Selling Military Secrets to China

U.S. Cautiously Hopeful After Talks, Uncertain About China’s Response

While the U.S. is happy about better talks, there’s still some worry about how China will act during a crisis. The world is paying close attention because the results could impact how the U.S., China, and Taiwan interact. Experts say even with crisis plans, it might not stop a problem if China deliberately causes one, making stability in the area tricky.

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