US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, pictured in Washington on January 18, is expected to visit Beijing in February. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, pictured in Washington on January 18, is expected to visit Beijing in February. Photo: AP
Lanxin Xiang
Opinion

Opinion

Lanxin Xiang

US talk of defending the ‘rules-based order’ is fooling no one

  • Washington cannot claim to want to avoid a conflict with Beijing while simultaneously pushing its vision of a US-led global order – especially when such an order insists on excluding and outcompeting China in the Indo-Pacific and beyond

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, pictured in Washington on January 18, is expected to visit Beijing in February. Photo: AP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, pictured in Washington on January 18, is expected to visit Beijing in February. Photo: AP
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