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Widodo’s Beijing Visit Gets Sucked Into U.S.-China Feud

A quote from the nationalist Chinese tabloid newspaper Global Times in reference to U.S. Chairman of the Joints of Staff, General Mark Milley's remarks about China becoming more "aggressive."

China’s fiercely nationalistic Global Times newspaper took the lead in pushing back on criticism by high-level U.S. officials that the writers describe as an attempt by Washington to undermine Tuesday’s meeting between Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his counterpart Xi Jinping.

Global Times published a pair of scathing rebuttals to assertions by the top U.S. military commander, General Mark Milley, who said on Sunday that China is becoming more “aggressive” in the Asia-Pacific region. Incidentally, he made those remarks during a visit to Jakarta — a point noted by Global Times.

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