US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Reuters Photo)
WASHINGTON: An more and more highly effective China is difficult the world order, acting “more repressively” and “more aggressively” because it flexes its affect, US secretary of state Antony Blinken mentioned in an interview that aired Sunday.
“What we’ve witnessed over the last several years is China acting more repressively at home and more aggressively abroad. That is a fact,” the top American diplomat mentioned in an interview with CBS‘s “60 Minutes.”
His feedback got here after President Joe Biden, in his first deal with to Congress on Wednesday, underscored that he was not searching for battle with Beijing.
Biden mentioned he informed Chinese President Xi Jinping that within the competitors to be the dominant energy of the twenty first century, “we welcome the competition — and that we are not looking for conflict.”
Blinken mentioned China is “the one country in the world that has the military, economic, diplomatic capacity to undermine or challenge the rules-based order that we care so much about and are determined to defend.
“But I wish to be very clear about one thing… our goal is to not include China, to carry it again, to maintain it down; it’s to uphold this guidelines-primarily based order that China is posing a problem to.”
Tensions have risen sharply with China over the past few years as the United States also takes issue with Beijing’s assertive military moves and human rights concerns, including what Washington has described as genocide against the mostly Muslim Uyghur minority.