Sino-American Military Connectivity

Rumsfeld to visit China, eyes hot line for defense,” by Bill Gertz, The Washington Times,, 9 February 2005. (from “).

After a rocky (pre-9/11) start, the United States and China are building up military ties

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has agreed to visit China this year and the Pentagon is discussing the creation of a telephone hot line to the Chinese military, Pentagon officials said yesterday.

“We’ve agreed in principle and [Mr. Rumsfeld is] interested in going,” a senior defense official said, noting that no date has been set.

The article does not have a Barnettian take, but it’s fits nicely into his theories. The Taiwan issue still has to be cooled down, but both nations want a closer relationship.

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