China considered itself slandered on Friday by the speech of the head of American diplomacy Antony Blinken, who judged that Beijing posed "the most serious risk of calling into question the international order".
The purpose of this speech was "to stem and block China's development and maintain American hegemony and power", said a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wang Wenbin.
In a long-awaited speech on China, Joe Biden's Secretary of State said Thursday that Washington was engaged in a vigorous competition with Beijing in order to preserve the world order, but denied any desire to enter into a new "cold war".
“China is the only country that has (…) the intention of reshaping the international order”
This speech "spread false information, exaggerated the Chinese threat, interfered in China's internal affairs and slandered its internal and external policies", denounced Wang Wenbin.
in front of the press.
"China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition," he added.
Antony Blinken's intervention put China back at the center of geopolitical concerns for the United States, after several months monopolized by the war in Ukraine.
China is the only country that both intends to reshape the international order and increasingly has the means to do so economically, diplomatically, militarily and technologically. American.
"Beijing's vision would take us away from the universal values that have underpinned much of the world's progress in the past 75 years," he added.
Taiwan, another bone of contention
US President Joe Biden, who often presents the current world in an opposition between democracies and autocracies, believes that this decade will be “decisive”, according to Antony Blinken.
The United States recognizes that it will be difficult to change the trajectory of China and the ambitions of President Xi Jinping.
"That's why we will work to create a strategic environment around Beijing to advance our vision of an open and inclusive international system," the US official said.
He denounced Beijing's attitude of "increasing coercion" vis-à-vis Taiwan, while insisting that Washington's policy on this issue had not changed.
Joe Biden has caused trouble twice in recent months by indicating that the United States was ready to defend Taiwan militarily in the event of an invasion.
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