China Ignores U.S. Calls For South China Sea Crisis Talks

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Photo: USS Decatur (left) and a Chinese Destroyer (right) were pictured in the South China Sea. (Supplied: US Navy via GCaptain)

SCMP: No reply from Beijing to US call for South China Sea crisis talks

* Admiral Philip Davidson slams Chinese muscle flexing over disputed waters
* No response to ‘standing ask’ for a communication mechanism to reduce threat of miscalculation

A senior US military commander has slammed Beijing for flexing its muscles over the South China Sea, and for not responding to Washington’s call to set up a crisis communication mechanism.

Admiral Philip Davidson, commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, struck a cautious note at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Thursday over China’s growing military influence in the region.

Davidson said Washington and Beijing were having an “ongoing dialogue” at the military level, but a crisis communication mechanism was needed to reduce the threat of miscalculation.

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WNU Editor: Here is an easy prediction. China will continue to ignore U.S. calls for South China talks.

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