Ganging up against China, Russia a nightmare trip for US, West: Global Times editorial

07-May-2021 Intellasia | TheedgeMarkets | 5:02 AM Print This Post

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a message during the three-day G7 foreign ministers’ meeting: It is not the US’ purpose to try to contain China or to hold China down, but to defend “the international rules based order,” Global Times reported.

And issues over the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the island of Taiwan are related to whether China is abiding by international rules. As some foreign media outlets suggested, theme of this G7 foreign ministers’ meeting is to address the challenges posed by China and Russia.

Blinken rejected claims of a “Cold War” between the US and China and made it clear that the US does not want to contain China. If Washington really thinks so, it is welcome. But the world would not believe such statements from Blinken, otherwise Western media outlets wouldn’t keep asking the Biden administration the same question, it said.

Blinken was probably more forced to clarify the position because he knows that Washington cannot push Europe and Japan to really decouple from China. Though they have differences with China, those countries need to cooperate with China on certain issues. The so-called new Cold War is unpopular to all. To win over its allies, the US must hide its edge while stop forcing its allies to follow its anti-China policy too closely, Global Times said.


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