Here we go again!Blinken also urges a “fight” with China: if you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu

2022-06-03 0 By

“There is no more complex or important relationship than between the United States and China.”On The 24th local time, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about China-Us relations again in a speech at a forum. He repeated that there is “both competition and cooperation” in china-us relations, but claimed that “there are more and more antagonistic elements”.Blinken warned the nation that day, quoting an “old saying” – “If you’re not at the table, you might be on the menu.”According to a transcript posted on the US State Department website on Thursday (local time), Blinken participated in a forum discussion via video link.At the forum, Blinken talked extensively about china-related issues and the situation between Russia and Ukraine.

Blinken data graph in addition to the beginning of this article that the generalization of china-us relations, blinken said, “we see more and more (relationship) of antagonistic elements”, “this is largely because, in the past few years in China on the world stage, in many ways different from what we see in the past few decades:More assertive, more aggressive, both within and outside the region.”

Speaking about how the United States will deal with China today, Blinken mentioned two aspects: domestic, more investment;Abroad, alliances are strengthened.For example, when the U.S. and China disagree on economic issues, the U.S. alone will account for only 20 to 25 percent of world GDP, he said.With partners or Allies in Europe or Asia, they would account for 40, 45 or 50 per cent of world GDP, a force that “would be hard for China to ignore”.At the same time, he said, the United States should step up investment in itself, including in education, infrastructure and innovation.Blinken also emphasized the United States’ “return to international organizations,” saying the United States needs to play a participatory and leadership role in international organizations, because if the United States is absent, “someone else” will step in, and “what has happened in recent years increasingly shows that ‘someone else’ is China.”

“When we take one step back, they (China) take one step forward.It’s not in our interest.”Blinken then went on to stress maintaining American leadership and engagement, citing the “old saying” that “if you’re not at the table, you might be on the menu,” stressing that “we are at the table and will remain at the table.”Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post reported blinken’s remarks today, saying blinken was alluding to the Trump administration, saying that Trump’s unilateralism has ceded the US its place on the world stage.Blinken added that he disagreed with the idea of complete decoupling of the world’s two largest economies, calling it “wrong” and “misguided,” according to the South China Morning Post.As for China-Us relations, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian pointed out last October that the REPEATED rhetoric of “competition, cooperation and confrontation” by the US is actually a “smokescreen” to contain and suppress China in the name of competition, and the root cause is the mistaken perception that the US stubbornly regards China as a strategic competitor.Zhao lijian stressed that how China and the US know each other and how to get along with each other have a bearing on the fundamental interests of the two peoples and have attracted great attention from regional countries and the international community.China always believes that China and the United States share broad common interests and huge space for cooperation. Although there is some competition between the two sides in the economic and trade fields, the term “competition” cannot be used to define the entire China-Us relationship.It must be pointed out that it is not “competition” for the US to constantly slander and smear China. It is not “competition” for the US to de-link China and suppress Chinese companies under the pretext of national security. It is still not “competition” for the US to continuously strengthen military deployment and form various anti-China “cliques” around China.”The US should abandon the cold War zero-sum mentality, view China and its development in a correct way, deeply understand the mutually beneficial nature of China-Us relations, and adopt a rational and pragmatic policy towards China.The US should work with China to strengthen dialogue and communication, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, properly manage differences and follow the path of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation.”