(Washington) US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in an interview on Sunday that China was challenging world order by acting “more repressive” and “more aggressive”.
“What we’ve seen in recent years is that China is becoming more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad. That’s true,” said Anthony Blinken, who was interviewed on the show. 60 minutes Of the American channel CBS.
“China is the only country in the world with military, economic and diplomatic capabilities. American Diplomacy.
“But I want to be very clear … our goal is not to have China, to restrain it, to limit it; to maintain a rule-based order that China challenges.”
The remarks came after US President Joe Biden promised in his first speech on Wednesday that he was not “seeking a conflict with China” but “be prepared to defend American interests in all spheres.”
Tensions between the two forces have been recurring in recent times. Chinese and American armed forces compete for influence in the Asia-Pacific, especially in the South China Sea and around Taiwan. Anthony Blinken insisted last March on the “genocide against mainly Muslim extremists” in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
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