Watch live: Blinken to say China is a serious long-term challenge, but the U.S. does not want a new Cold War

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  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken will outline the Biden administration’s policy toward China as the US warns Beijing not to help Moscow blunt global sanctions for the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Blinken is expected to describe China as “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order”.
  • “Beijing’s vision will take us away from the universal values ​​that have sustained so much of the world’s progress over the past 75 years,” Blinken’s excerpt is expected to say in a speech at George Washington University.

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WASHINGTON – Foreign Minister Antony Blinken on Thursday set out to describe China as “the most serious long-term challenge to the international order” even as the world grapples with Russia’s war in Ukraine.

In a speech to Blinken at George Washington University, Blinken is expected to say, “China is the only country with the intention of reshaping the international order – and, increasingly, economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to do so.” to do.” Excerpt issued by the State Department.

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“Beijing’s vision will move us away from the universal values ​​that have sustained so much of the world’s progress over the past 75 years,” Blinken is ready to say.

The speech outlining the Biden administration’s policy toward China comes as the US warned Beijing not to help Moscow blunt global sanctions for the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. It also follows the Biden administration’s attempt to back his remarks that the US was ready to use its military to defend Taiwan, which angered Beijing.

The top US diplomat is expected to acknowledge that the US and China will have an important role to play in the global economy and the fight against climate change in one of the most “complex and consequential ties” the US has with any country. As the world’s two largest economies must tackle each other “for the foreseeable future”, the US seeks to avoid “conflict or a new Cold War”, he is ready to say.

Blinken is expected to say, “We do not wish to deter China from its role as a major power, nor prevent China – or any country – from growing its economy or advancing the interests of its people.” Huh.”

Tensions between Beijing and Washington escalated during the Trump administration. Former President Donald Trump fully accused China of a wide range of complaints including intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices and the coronavirus pandemic.

President Joe Biden has previously said that his administration is prepared to “extremely compete” with China, but his approach will be different from that of his predecessor. He has placed more emphasis on working with allies to back down against China than on taking steps to counter Beijing alone.

“We will face China’s economic exploitation,” Biden said during his first State Department visit in February. “But we are also prepared to work with Beijing when it is in America’s best interest to do so. We will compete from a position of strength by building better at home and working with our allies and partners,” he said.

The president has also said that during his political career he has spent more time with China’s Xi Jinping than any other leader in the world.

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