Top US diplomat Anthony Blinken has rejected claims that the United States is entering a cold war with China during a visit to London to discuss with G-7 homosexuals how best to respond to the challenges posed by Beijing.
In an interview with Rawla Khalaf, editor of the Financial Times Global boardroom, Blinken said he “resisted labeling most relationships, including this one, because it’s complicated.”
“This is not about starting a cold war, this is about democracy being strong, resilient and our participation in meeting the needs of its people,” he said, referring to Washington’s intention to hold a “democracy conference.” Later in the year
U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to “win” what he described as a “war” between democracy and dictatorship in the eleventh century, and the United States has said it is undermining international action by pointing to Chinese actions.
Relations between the United States and China have deteriorated under the Trump administration, and countries are at the top of the list in terms of security, human rights, intellectual property, and trade and commerce.
“We are not asking countries to choose [between the US and China]Blinken added in remarks at the FT Live event on Tuesday, which was broadcast after the G7 countries opened their meeting with a session of China.
Ahead of the ceremony, a US State Department official said the G7 session on Tuesday morning was supposed to be a forum to discuss how to work closely with allies and partners to address the partnership challenge from a strong position.
Blinken said the United States recognizes that countries have complex relations with China and does not believe that other countries’ economic ties with Beijing need to be “cut or ended.” But he said America wanted to nurture and protect the fundamental rules governing trade, the environment, intellectual property and technology.
Biden surprised many foreign policy experts with such an approach to China More common Not with former President Donald Trump’s tough stance. One big difference is that there has been a significant effort to work with U.S. allies and partners to create more leverage to deal with Beijing.
His approach has been welcomed by Asian allies such as Japan and Australia. But there are concerns about blocking the bloc between the European Union, the US and China, especially in Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU and the United States did not agree on all issues and that it was “absolutely clear” that their interests were “not identical” after coming to China.
The G7 is made up of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, and this year the United Kingdom has also invited Australia, India, South Korea, Brunei and South Africa as guests.
As part of an effort to work with allies to tackle Beijing, Biden recently convened the first quad-leader meeting of the quad – a group that includes the United States, Japan, India and Australia.
Evan Mediris, a professor of Asian studies at Georgetown University, said Biden’s involvement with the G7 was part of an effort to unite the coalition in tackling the challenge.
He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important for the United States. “It simply came to our notice then that the United States did not want a Cold War,” he said. ”
But Bonnie Glazer, director of the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund in the United States, raised concerns among some, saying Washington’s position was “extremely aggressive and very conflicting.”
“I have a clear idea that the Germans and some other Europeans are really dissatisfied with the US approach to China,” he said.
In March, the US, EU, UK and Canada coordinated sanctions on Chinese officials over the country’s treatment of Uighur Muslims in the western Xinjiang region, triggering retaliatory sanctions from Beijing.
Officials in the Biden administration have viewed the future of America’s relationship with thought as “competitive, collaborative, and antagonistic,” depending on the question in question.
Washington seeks to cooperate with Beijing on foreign policy issues, including Iran, North Korea and climate change, and protects US interests in military, technological and economic matters, and emphasizes human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
Blinken said the past 15 years have been a “democratic recession around the world”, but acknowledged that the United States’ own challenge to democracy was “visible to the world” when it came to the controversial president’s thin screen election and the January capital attack.