Saturday, May 6, 2017

China Wanted The White House To Fire The Head Of U.S. Pacific Command In Return For Exerting More Pressure On North Korea

Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, addresses the Lowy Institute think tank in Sydney last December. AFP-JIJI

Japan Times: China urged U.S. to fire Pacific Command chief Harris in return for pressure on North Korea

BEIJING – China urged the United States to sack the head of the U.S. Pacific Command in return for exerting more pressure on North Korea amid concerns over its growing nuclear and missile threats, a source close to U.S.-China ties said Saturday.

The Chinese leadership headed by President Xi Jinping made the request, through its ambassador in the United States, to dismiss Adm. Harry Harris, known as a hard-liner on China, including with respect to the South China Sea issue, the source said.

China’s envoy to the United States, Cui Tiankai, conveyed the request to the U.S. side, to coincide with the first face-to-face, two-day meeting between President Donald Trump and Xi in Florida from April 6, but the Trump administration likely rejected it, the source said.

China is a longtime economic and diplomatic benefactor of North Korea.

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WNU Editor: Adm. Harry Harris has been a thorn on China's side for a long time .... A U.S. Admiral’s Bluntness Rattles China, and Washington (New York Times). More on Admiral Harris here .... Adm. Harry Harris, the military's hard-line commander in the Pacific, comes to Capitol Hill (Navy Times).

7 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

"China is a longtime economic and diplomatic benefactor of North Korea."

Pakistan is a longtime ally of the Taliban and al Qaeda (Kunduz Airlift).

With Frenemies like China and Pakistan what we need is a good all out war.

Jac said...

Adm. Harry Harris is one of our best military. He looks "hawk" for many because they don't see what Harris see and they don't have neither the qualification nor the judgment he has. That's why Chinese's don't want him.

Anonymous said...

The balls to say "hey OK you want us to talk to the maniac pointing nukes at you? We'll only do it if you fire one of your guys"...and on top of that they (China) are the main reason why North Korea has nukes; and China is the main reason this regime survived. Prepping them up financially, protecting them and their murdering and hard labour concentration camps etc. China is directly helping a murderous regime to stay in power - China is helping north Korea to get nukes - and now China is telling the US to not talk war because the nukes are pointed at them. This is beyond hypocrisy. ..this is near declaration of War by other means

Aizino Smith said...

"War is politics by other means." - Clausewitz

"Politics is War by other means"
- Waldo (If Hollywood can figure this out ...)

Let's just combine this hsit the old fashioned way.

War is politics by other means if and only if Politics is war by other means.

Pretty much means Diplomats are shock troopers.


"This is beyond hypocrisy. ..this is near declaration of War by other means" -Anon

Yup I'll agree to that.

fazman said...

Of course they want to get rid of the guy who will turn their fleet into a artifical reef

fazman said...

Of course they want to get rid of the guy who will turn their fleet into a artifical reef

Stephen Davenport said...

Yeah, we do not fire people because China wants us too. This means Harris is doing his job right, good for him.