[Global Times Comprehensive Report] After several days of delays and internal deliberation, US Secretary of State Blinken will deliver a speech on China policy at George Washington University at 10 am local time on the 26th.

Agence France-Presse said on the 24th that Blinken's aides said that this would be the most comprehensive statement of the US government's policy on China, a rising Asian power, to date.

In the context of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the speech will once again try to demonstrate the Biden administration's focus on Asia.

  The speech was originally scheduled for May 5, but had to be postponed because of Blinken's Covid-19 infection.

Bloomberg said on the 25th that the speech was originally intended to pave the way for Biden’s trip to Asia, but now it is queued after Biden’s visit to South Korea and Japan.

While the speech is closely watched to see how U.S. policy toward China evolves, it is not expected to offer much new content, according to people familiar with the matter.

  The US Political News Network also quoted multiple sources as saying on the 23rd that Blinken will emphasize the existing China policy modeled on the policies of the Trump administration, but the speech will outline the strategy rather than describe the details.

According to a previous report by the Wall Street Journal, Blinken's China policy speech will show that the United States regards China, not Russia, as its biggest geopolitical competitor.

Still, foreign policy experts advising the U.S. government said the strategy laid out in the speech would not be much different from what the White House has said over the past year, which is to work with allies, confront and compete with China while building “guardrails.” , to prevent competition from turning into outright hostility.

  The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has distracted the United States and its allies from handling relations with China, and has sparked debate about how to address challenges posed by both Russia and China.

Against this backdrop, Blinken is expected to highlight China's "political alliance" with Russia amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, The Wall Street Journal said.

"Blinken will likely use this speech to connect the challenges posed by Russia and China, respectively, and to underscore the implications for the existing global order that both come together," said Goodman, senior vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. risk."

  In addition, Blinken's new statement on the Taiwan issue is also a major concern for the outside world.

Bloomberg, "Voice of America" ​​and other media all mentioned on the 25th that Biden expressed in Japan on the 23rd that the United States is willing to "protect Taiwan with force", and then clarified that there is no fundamental change in the United States' policy toward Taiwan.

Fornerle, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told VOA that the United States has been doing everything it can to prevent the worst, and Blinken is expected to carefully consider his language and reiterate Washington's "one China policy."

(Wang Yi)

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