Blinken: China biggest geopolitical test for US

Wednesday, 03. March 2021 18:29

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken described China on Wednesday as the "biggest geopolitical test" for new President Joe Biden, Washington's "most serious competitor," and the only country able to reshape the global system of "rules, values, and relationships."

"Our relationship with China will be competitive when it should be, collaborative when it can be, and adversarial when it must be," Blinken said. He added the US would be "standing up for our values when human rights are abused in Xinjiang or when democracy is trampled in Hong Kong, because if we don't, China will act with even greater impunity."

Earlier this week, Blinken remarked Washington needed to approach China "from a position of strength."

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