This is especially true for investments in strategic assets, said the head of American diplomacy.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the West should be very careful about the true nature of China’s investment in Western economies and carefully study investments in strategic assets.
Asked by the BBC whether the West should abandon Chinese investment, Blinken said the US is not trying to contain or restrict China, but the West wants to maintain the rules-based international order that took shape after World War II.
“I think we have to be very careful about the real nature of these investments,” Blinken told the BBC when asked about China’s huge investment in the West.
“If we are talking about investments in strategic industries, strategic assets, countries should study them very carefully,” he said.
“We can also say that we will not conduct any business. But we don’t say that,” he added.