U.S. Chief Of Naval Operations To Hold Talks With China’s Top Military Leaders


SCMP: US Admiral John Richardson to hold talks with China’s top military leaders

* Chief of naval operations wants to ‘continue dialogue’ to reduce risk, explore areas of common interest, US navy says
* Visit comes as Washington, Beijing are engaged in a multipronged dispute on trade, technology and the South China Sea

A top US navy official will begin a four-day visit to China on Sunday as the two nations look to reduce tensions amid increasing geopolitical and military rivalry.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson will meet his counterpart, Vice-Admiral Shen Jinlong, and other members of China’s Central Military Commission during a visit to Beijing and the eastern city of Nanjing, which runs through Wednesday, the US navy said in a statement on Friday.

The purpose of the trip – Richardson’s second to China as head of operations – is to “continue a results-oriented, risk reduction focused dialogue between the two militaries”, the statement said.

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WNU editor: I am not optimistic that U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson is going to change any minds in China, and he certainly not going to change China's current aggressive stance in the South China Sea.

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