07/18/2023 John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command at Aspen Security Forum: For two years now, I’ve had a request to speak with my Chinese counterparts. My asks have gone either unanswered or refused. We have invited the Chinese chairman to our annual Chiefs of Defense Conference to be held in Fiji next month. We have invited we have not heard. In the two years, we’ve had one showing of the Chinese representation via teleconference, and that’s it.