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Biden administration to consult with allies on China

  • January 26, 2021
  • , NHK
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NHK reported at noon that White House Press Secretary Psaki said at a press briefing on Monday that the U.S.’s stance on China remains unchanged by saying, “Our approach to China remains what it has been for the last months, if not longer” in relation to a recent speech by Chinese leader Xi at the World Economic Forum, in which he stressed global cooperation. She also reportedly said, “We’re in a serious competition with China. Strategic competition with China is a defining feature of the 21st century,” indicating that the U.S. will counter China as it threatens U.S. workers and influence in the international community. On the Biden administration’s China policy, she reportedly expressed the need for a new policy and said that the administration will engage more with Congress and discuss with allies the path forward. The network added that both Antony Blinken, who was nominated to serve as the secretary of state, and Secretary of Defense Austin view China as a top priority issue under the Biden administration.

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