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    US Military Chief Says He Is Hopeful About Resuming Military Communication with China

    US Military Chief Says He Is Hopeful About Resuming Military Communication with China

    — The top U.S. military officer said Friday he has conveyed to his hopes to resume the stalled communication between the world's two biggest militaries.

    The chairman of the Chiefs of Staff, Gen. CQ Brown Jr., told a selected group of journalists Friday in Tokyo that it is “hugely important” to “ensure there is no miscalculation” between the sides. He said he conveyed his desire to restart the dialogue in a letter to his Chinese counterpart.

    “I'm hopeful,” Brown added.

    China froze military exchanges in August 2022 when then-Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited self-governing Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory. The two sides have shown indications in recent weeks that they are close to resuming the exchanges.

    Brown made his comment during the Tokyo leg of a trip to Asia ahead of next week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, to be hosted by President Joe Biden in Francisco. Biden will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the meeting, the Biden administration announced later Friday.

    The U.S.-China relationship has been complicated by U.S. export controls on advanced technology, the shooting down of a Chinese spy balloon that traversed the mainland United States and Chinese fury over a stopover in the U.S. by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen earlier this year.

    Brown, who was appointed to the post in September, met earlier Friday with…

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