Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin – Photo: KYODO
On May 26, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made what is said to be the most comprehensive statement ever made on China by the administration of President Joe Biden, when it mentioned most of the controversial bilateral issues between the two countries. water in recent times.
The head of the US State Department acknowledged that China will become a “test” for US foreign policy to an unprecedented degree and this decade will be a decisive time.
“China is the only country intent on reshaping the international order, and increasingly has the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to do so,” he warned.
The US secretary of state also accused China of increasing tensions over Taiwan. Blinken said Beijing had “severed Taiwan’s relations with other countries” and was preventing the island from participating in international organisations.
On May 27, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that the country was “resolutely opposed” to the speech, saying it showed Washington had sought to “contain and suppress China’s development”. and maintain American hegemony and power”.
Wang added that Blinken’s speech “spreads disinformation, exaggerates the Chinese threat, interferes in China’s internal affairs, and smears China’s domestic and foreign policies China”.
In recent days, China has faced warnings from the United States and its Western allies about its growing influence and global ambitions.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on a 10-day tour of eight Pacific countries and the first destination is the Solomon Islands – a country that has signed a security agreement with Beijing.
The US recently announced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The United States wants to unite like-minded nations in the face of China’s dominance in new areas such as artificial intelligence.
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