Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that he doesn't see the US relationship with China worsening despite reports that his tentative plans to visit the country later this month appear to be canceled.
A strategic waterway, Beijing has strengthened its military presence in the South China Sea by building islands there and placing airfields and missiles on them.
The focus on Taiwan comes after CNN reported on proposals by the US Navy's Pacific Fleet to stage a major show of force, in an apparent demonstration of US readiness to deter and counter antagonistic Chinese military actions.
In a speech that also takes aim at China's controversial use of huge loans to exert influence in developing countries, Pence will cite a recent near-miss between a United States destroyer and Chinese vessel in the South China Sea as a sign of "reckless harassment" in the region.
China's Foreign Ministry said in a separate statement it strongly urged the United States to stop such "provocative" actions and to "immediately correct its mistakes". The move prompted a furious response from Beijing, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries.
Pence will say the USA intelligence community has determined that China is targeting U.S. state and local governments and officials to exploit any divisions between federal and local levels on policy.
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The Prime Minister said he wanted to see stability and prosperity in the region continue. "That's what we're doing".
The bitter trade war between China and the United States will double to tensions in the military field, including a serious incident in the south China sea last weekend.
"We would view any use of intimidation or aggressive tactics as destabilising and potentially unsafe", he told The Australian.
But ties have worsened in recent weeks with a U.S. decision to issue economic sanctions over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.
Noting that such actions violated established rules, Glaser added the encounter in the South China Sea represented a "different level of interfering" in a US freedom of navigation operation.
The behaviour "gravely threatens China's sovereignty and security, gravely damages relations between China and the U.S. and their militaries, and gravely injures regional peace and stability". Pompeo has announced that the U.S.is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations.
Last week, China abruptly canceled an annual security meeting planned for this month with Defense Secretary James Mattis in Beijing, not long after calling off trade talks in Washington. In response, China summoned the American ambassador and defense attache to deliver a protest, and recalled its navy commander from a USA trip.