At the same time, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted that Washington is “in very tough competition” with Beijing.
The United States does not want to engage in an arms race with any country, even though it has fierce competition with China. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in an interview broadcast on Sunday to the Axios information portal.
“We don’t want to engage in an arms race with Beijing or anyone else. We are in very tough competition [with China]. Relations with China are the most complex and most important of all that we have,” the head of American diplomacy said. In his opinion, there are “hostile aspects, there are competitive aspects, there are aspects of cooperation” in the US-China relations. “We have huge sources of power when it comes to each of these aspects: we have our allies and partners, but most importantly, we have ourselves,” the US Foreign Policy chief said.