President Joe Biden’s senior national security advisers began their first face-to-face meeting with Chinese diplomats in Alaska on Thursday as global competitors spread human rights, cyberattacks and trade policy.
Biden’s national security advisers Anthony Blinken and Jake Sullivan held a two-day meeting with Yang Jiachi, the Communist Party’s foreign director, and State Parliament Member Wang Yi.
“Each of these measures threatens the rule of law to maintain global stability,” Blinken said. Said. “So these are not just internal problems, and that’s why we feel compelled to raise these issues today.”
Young accused the United States of ignoring its own human rights issues following allegations of racial injustice, criticized the United States of advancing its version of democracy while fighting domestic unrest, and warned against Beijing’s intervention in “internal affairs”.
“I’m so glad the United States is back, we closed again,” Blinken replied. “I am also deeply concerned about some of the steps your government is taking.”
The high-partnership showdown began with the inclusion of the two delegations in the extended and back broadcast phase, with media members leaving the room.
After the meeting, the State Department strongly condemned the Chinese authorities for violating a legal agreement adopted in a two-minute opening statement and accused them of “patriarchy, public content and attention to drama.”
“America’s vision will be strengthened by trusting our relations with Beijing – which we are doing from a strong position – even if we have the humbleness of knowing that we are a country dying forever to be a perfect union,” State. The episode said to continue.
Topics that US officials plan to raise include: the Uighur Muslim uprising in China, Hong Kong’s investigation of pro-democracy activists, growing aggression against Taiwan, and trade tensions against Australia.
Before arriving in Anchorage, Blinken previewed the tune in person at a joint press conference with Seoul Defense Minister Lloyd Austin and South Korean officials.
“We have a clear view of Beijing’s continued failure to deliver on its promises and how Beijing’s aggressive and authoritarian behavior is challenging the stability, security and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region,” he said before boarding the plane in Alaska.
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Before stopping in Anchorage on his way back to Washington, Blinken traveled abroad to two main allies of the United States, Japan and South Korea, to control China.
US-China relations are deteriorating year after year as Washington policy makers express growing concerns about Beijing’s poaching practices, intellectual property theft and other misconduct.
Former President Donald Trump held talks about the Chinese invasion and his “great relationship” with Xi Jinping, but even personal ties were broken as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated.
“It has become clear that the United States and China are conflicts of interest that cannot be resolved but need to be managed,” said Bonnie Glazer, director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.
“We don’t want hot war and we don’t want cold war,” said Glazer. She added that the Alaska meeting was “an important potential turning point” that could set the trajectory of US-China relations for the next year.
The Biden administration described US-China relations as “the greatest geopolitical test of the 21st century”. Lawmakers on both sides agree and are urging the Biden administration to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat China’s global rise.
“China today challenges the United States and destabilizes the international community in all dimensions of power – political, diplomatic, economic, innovation, military, and even cultural – as well as alternative and deeply mixed models for global governance.” Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the hearing on Wednesday “We need a clear vision and excellence of Beijing’s intentions and actions.”
Meanwhile, Chinese officials are returning to Thursday’s meeting as an opportunity to rebuild relations after years of controversial Trump.
“We hope that through these talks both sides … can focus on cooperation, manage differences and get China-US relations back on track,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a press conference on Wednesday. Said. However, he warned against using poison in the talks with the threat and diplomatic pressure of the US officials.
It remains unclear what the US can do to change Beijing’s course, and White House officials said they would not expect any action from the children in this first session.
“I’m not quite sure that we can only explain to the Chinese the flaws in their path and our accuracy during valuable discussions,” said a senior management official. Informed reporters, provided that who remains anonymous.
Three of the most controversial issues that will be discussed by both sides in the two-day discussion are:
The Biden administration said its treatment of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic group in China’s Xinjiang region, meant genocide. Xi’s government has arrested more than 10 million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in “re-education” and labor camps in northwestern China. The BBC reported that women in the camps were regularly raped, sexually harassed and harassed.
Chinese officials categorically denied the allegations, describing the Uighurs as a terrorist threat, and claiming the camps were “re-education” centers. They warned the US and other countries not to interfere with what they describe as domestic Chinese issues.
Last year, China passed a “national security” law in Hong Kong, opted for limited city autonomy, and launched mass arrests for protesters and ruling critics. China increased its pressure last week, with the pro-Beijing committee’s power to appoint more Hong Kong MPs.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration effectively confirmed that this would be a new approach in Thursday’s face-to-face talks, responding to the approval of 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials.