‘China Does Not Honor Its Agreements,’ U.S. Admiral Says After Meeting No-Show


The U. S. military on Wednesday slammed China for failing to appear at virtual, senior-level meetings slated for this week, with the top U.S. admiral for the Asia-Pacific saying it was “another example that China does not honor its agreements.”

“This should serve as a reminder to all nations as they pursue agreements with China going forward,” Admiral Phil Davidson, the commander for U. S. Indo-Pacific Command, said in a statement.

China had been expected to participate in Dec. 14-16 meetings related to the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) focused on maritime safety, the command said.

It was not immediately clear why China declined to participate. There was no immediate response from China’s military to Davidson’s remarks.

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