The left may blame the Trump administration for decay in relations with China, however, no one can deny that what happened this week in Alaska was a disaster.
Leftist media company CNN, unsurprisingly, overstated the damage Trump did to US-China relations, however, they now seem to be just a mouthpiece for the communist regime in this regard.
“When it was first revealed that top officials from the United States and China would be meeting in Alaska this week, there was a degree of optimism this could mark the start of a new relationship between the two countries, after an almost complete breakdown during the final year of President Donald Trump’s term.” James Griffiths wrote for CNN.
Top Chinese foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, and foreign minister Wang Yi started the meetings with a scathing attack on the US.
Starting proceedings, Yang rejected the authority and influence of “a small number of countries” with a “so-called ‘rules-based international order.” Daily wire and CNN reported.
“What China and the international community follow or uphold is the United Nations-centered international system and the international order underpinned by international law, not what is advocated by a small number of countries of the so-called ‘rules-based international order,” he said.
“Speaking on the subject of regional issues, Yang stated that” “the problem is that the United States has exercised long-arm jurisdiction and suppression and overstretched the national security through the use of force or financial hegemony, and this has created obstacles for normal trade activities, and the United States has also been persuading some countries to launch attacks on China.” The Daily Wire wrote
Secretary of State Antony Blinken had the following to say: “We’ll also discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, and economic coercion toward our allies,” Blinken said. “Each of these actions threatens the rules-based order that maintains global stability. That’s why they’re not merely internal matters and why we feel an obligation to raise these issues here today.”
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said that he had; “concerns” with China’s “economic and military coercion to assaults on basic values,” but said that they “do not seek conflict, but we welcome stiff competition and we will always stand up for our principles, for our people, and for our friends.” The Daily wire pointed out.