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Top US general offers ‘rational’ take on China’s military progress, analyst says

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Top US general offers ‘rational’ take on China’s military progress, analyst says

Mark Milley’s impartial view may be good sign of desire in Washington to ease tensions with Beijing, observer saysIn interviews with two US broadcasters, Milley weighs in on the ‘spy balloon’ saga, Taiwan and PLA modernisationUS-China relationsMinnie ChanPublished: 6:00am, 20 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

The Pentagon appears keen to repair ties with the Chinese military and help stabilise ties between the two countries, a Chinese analyst said in response to comments by the retiring head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.In an interview with CBS News on Sunday, General Mark Milley, who retires this month, offered his assessment of February’s spy balloon saga, Taiwan and progress on China’s military modernisation.

The Chinese balloon spent a week flying over the United States and Canada before being shot down off the Atlantic Coast on orders from President Joe Biden.

Beijing has consistently denied that the object was a “spy balloon”, but it was an unmanned airship used for meteorological survey that was accidentally blown off course and drifted into American airspace.

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