Biden and Xi prepare to restart military-to-military channels

President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are preparing to announce the resumption of military-to-military communications between the two countries when they meet on the sidelines of the APEC summit later this month, according to three people familiar with the matter, Report informs referring to Axios.

The Biden administration wants to inject more stability into the US-China relationship and lower the risk of a military misunderstanding.

Reestablishing military communication channels with Beijing, which China suspended last year to protest the visit of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Taiwan, is a key priority for the White House.

When Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Beijing in June, he failed to get an agreement from Chinese officials on reestablishing the channels.

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