Biden’s China policy has yet to be fully formulated. Its foreign minister says Beijing is “more repressive domestically and in North America.”
More aggressive outside. “
Despite the escalating tensions between the United States and China, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken ruled out a military confrontation. Blinken said in an interview with CBS on Monday when asked whether the Washington government is interested in a one-way military confrontation with the People’s Republic.
“What we’ve seen in recent years is that China is behaving more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad,” Blinken added. When asked about China’s alleged theft of hundreds of billions of dollars of US trade secrets, Blinken said it paints a picture of “someone trying in an unfair and increasingly hostile way to influence competition.” The United States will have to oppose the government in Beijing with like-minded countries saying, “This cannot and will not happen.”
Biden’s China policy has yet to be fully formulated. In particular, it is unclear how he intends to deal with the trade restrictions of his predecessor, Donald Trump. So far, Biden has emphasized democratic values and allegations of Chinese human rights violations. It also wants to strengthen the competitiveness of the American economy. The US State Department recently released new guidelines that deepen contacts with Taiwan and increase tensions with China. The People’s Republic claims that the island country is its own territory. The United States is Taiwan’s most important international ally.
(APA / Reuters)