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Thursday, December 09, 2004

japantoday > asia U.S. proposes setting up military hot line with  China

Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 13:17 JST
WASHINGTON ? The United States has proposed to China that the two nations set up a military hot line to prevent a possible crisis from a lack of communication, but Beijing has yet to convey any positive response, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Given the increasing Chinese military power and growing concerns over an accidental military situation, Washington has apparently determined that it is necessary to establish an emergency contact route in the form of the military hot line that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. (Kyodo News)

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