U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has announced the launch of a new “China House” within the State Department, comprising a group of diplomats focused on coordinating policy against Beijing. The diplomat unveiled the new team during a lecture at George Washington University on Thursday.
“The scale and scope of the challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China will examine American diplomacy as we have not seen before.“Blinken says.”I am committed to providing our department and our diplomats with the tools they need to address this challenge as part of our modernization agenda.“He described the new body as one,” he said.Department-wide integrated teamWill work with Congress where needed.
The State Department chief emphasized the need for directive change, aimed at resisting China in the crosshairs of US foreign policy, not even as Washington spends billions of dollars on the war in Ukraine to escalate the conflict with China.
“We are not looking for conflict or a new Cold War. On the contrary, we are both determined to avoid it”Said Blinken.
Instead, the US strategy is “Investment, alignment, competition“With what Blinken said.”Arguably the most important relationship that we have in the world.“He calls China too.”The most serious long-term challenge to international discipline“
“We will invest at home based on our strengths – our competition, innovation and democracy. We will align our efforts with our network of allies and partners, working with a common purpose and a common purpose. And using these two key resources, we will compete with China to protect our interests and shape our vision for the future.Chief diplomat said.
Although the Biden administration has doubled its “one-China policy” and warned Beijing against any move that could affect Taipei’s independence, Blinken insisted that Washington’s position had not changed – instead, it was. “Increasing coercion in Beijing“And”Increasingly provocative speech and activityWhich was destabilizing the region.
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US remains “Committed to intense competition as well as intense diplomacy“Blinken insisted that.”We cannot prevent the divisions that divide us from moving forward on the priority of claiming to work together for the good of our people and for the good of the world.“
Blinken originally intended to give the address in early May before the Covid-19 was caught. Instead, his speech follows President Joe Biden’s four-day visit to Asia, where the Commander-in-Chief visited South Korea and Japan.