This is reported by the publication Politico, citing three sources who are aware of the attempts of the Americans to establish contact with the Chinese military.

"Chinese military leaders have not returned numerous calls from their American counterparts this week," the article says.

It is noted that the last contact between the two sides at the level of chiefs of general staff took place on July 7.

Earlier it was reported that the People's Liberation Army of China carried out live firing in the waters of the eastern part of the Taiwan Strait using long-range artillery.

On August 2, the Chinese Ministry of Defense said that the Chinese army is on alert amid the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan and will conduct a series of military measures as a countermeasure.