China and the United States had the 17th China-US Defense Policy Coordination Talks
The 17th China-US Defense Policy Coordination Talks was held in Washington D.C. in the United States from January 8th to 9th. The meeting was co-chaired by deputy chief of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission and deputy assistant secretary of defense of the US Department of Defense.
The Chinese side expressed that China is willing to develop a sound and stable military-to-military relationship with the US side on the basis of equality and respect and work together to follow through the important consensus on mil-mil engagement reached by the two heads of state during their meeting in San Francisco. The US side needs to take seriously China's concerns and do more things that contribute to the growth of the mil-mil relationship.
The Chinese side emphasized that China will not make any concession or compromise on the Taiwan question and demanded that the US side abide by the one-China principle, honor relevant commitments, stop arming Taiwan, and not support Taiwan independence. The Chinese side urged the US side to reduce military presence and provocation in the South China Sea and stop supporting provocative actions by certain country. The Chinese side underscored that the US side should fully recognize the root cause of maritime and air security issues, strictly discipline its troops on the ground, and stop manipulating and hyping-up relevant issues. The Chinese side also elaborated China's stern positions and concerns on issues concerning China's core interests and international hot-spot issues.