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China Refusing Talks With US Military at Every Level: Pentagon Official

Updated: May 25

Assistant Defense secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs Ely Ratner speaks during a hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, on Dec. 8, 2021. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By Andrew Thornebrooke

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China’s communist regime is refusing communications with the U.S. military at every level, according to Pentagon officials.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which rules China as a single-party state, has refused numerous requests for meetings with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, several regional commanders, and civilian DoD employees, according to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner.

“We’ve had a lot of difficulty,” Ratner said during a May 25 talk with the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.

“We have repeatedly had those requests rejected or not answered.”