There have been increasing fears that Beijing will take military action against Taiwan following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made retaking control of Taiwan a top national priority. Experts say Chinese strategists are watching the war in Ukraine closely,… CNN
Day: May 27, 2022
Beijing accuses Blinken of ‘exaggerating China threat’ after speech
Beijing blasted Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s speech on China, insisting that the country is a defender of international order. CNBC
Blinken lays out US strategy to counter China as rivalry grows
The US says it does not want a new Cold War with China, but warns that Beijing is a threat to the international order. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that challenge will test American diplomacy like never before. Al Jazeera’s
Transcript: U.S. Approach to the People’s Republic of China
Except from Secretary Blinken’s speech
We are not looking for conflict or a new Cold War. To the contrary, we’re determined to avoid both.
We don’t seek to block China from its role as a major power, nor to stop China – or any other country, for that matter – from growing their economy or advancing the interests of their people.
But we will defend and strengthen the international law, agreements, principles, and institutions that maintain peace and security, protect the rights of individuals and sovereign nations, and make it possible for all countries – including the United States and China – to coexist and cooperate.
Now, the China of today is very different from the China of 50 years ago, when President Nixon broke decades of strained relations to become the first U.S. president to visit the country.
Democracy Is Dying: ‘You Don’t Have the Time’
President Joe Biden revealed that after being elected to the White House, Chinese President Xi Jinping cautioned him that democracies are on the decline and that one day “autocracies will run the world.”
“We’re living through a global struggle between autocracies and democracies,” Biden said during his commencement address to the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class. Newsweek
Germany Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Cite China Violations
China’s economic power shouldn’t stop Germany from criticizing human-rights violations in Xinjiang, and German companies should do more to diversify their supply chains and export markets, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said. Bloomberg
China strategy is about rules-based order, not ‘new Cold War,’
The United States will not block China from growing its economy, but wants it to adhere to international rules, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday in a long-awaited speech on U.S. strategy to address China’s rise as a great power. Reuters
Biden: Keep the South China Sea free
Biden told 1,200 graduating cadets in Annapolis, Maryland, that they are entering military service at a time of many global challenges and they will be charged with helping “preserve stability in an uncertain world.” MSN
China criticizes US as tensions rise in South Pacific
In response to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speech. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin responded that the U.S. was “essentially spreading disinformation” and “smearing China’s domestic and foreign policy.” ABC News
Ukraine war could boost tensions between U.S., China over Taiwan
Blinken made a major statement on U.S. foreign policy on Thursday at George Washington University. It received a great deal of attention, internationally — not least because reporters and foreign policy analysts wanted to know whether Blinken would clarify remarks made earlier in the week by President Joe Biden to the effect that the United States would take military action to defend Taiwan if China launched an invasion. MSN