US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the statement at the opening of a two-day meeting with his Chinese counterparts in Alaska.
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China’s actions “threaten the rules-based order that guarantees global stability”US Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said Thursday, March 18, at the opening of a two-day meeting with his Chinese counterparts in Alaska.“We will discuss our deep concerns about China’s actions in Xinjiang”, where Washington accuses Beijing of “genocide” against Uyghur Muslims, “Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks against the United States and economic coercion against our allies”, he added.
“Each of these acts threatens the rules-based order that guarantees global stability. That is why these are not just domestic issues, and we feel an obligation to talk about them.”, he added, in response to China which asserts that they are not the responsibility of diplomacy.
At his side, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser assured that the United States did not want a “conflict” with China but were “open to tough competition”. “We will always fight for our principles, for our people, and for our friends”, Jake Sullivan warned in Anchorage.
The statements were made in the face of the Communist Party’s top diplomacy official, Yang Jiechi, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who were quick to respond. “China is firmly opposed to US interference in China’s internal affairs. We have expressed our strong opposition to such interference, and we will take firm action in response.”Yang Jiechi said.“What we need to do is abandon the Cold War mentality”, he added.