Scrapping U.S.-China military talks deepens risk at dangerous time, analysts and officials say

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By Greg Torode HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s cutting of some of its few communication links with the U.S. military raises the risk of an accidental escalation of tension over Taiwan at a critical moment, according to security analysts, diplomats and U.S. officials. China called off planned formal talks involving theatre-level commands, defence policy co-ordination and military maritime consultations on Friday as part of its retaliation against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan this week. In an editorial on Saturday, the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper described the r…

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