US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a virtual discussion on Monday that US rejection of multilateralism in recent years aided China’s rising prominence on the world stage. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a virtual discussion on Monday that US rejection of multilateralism in recent years aided China’s rising prominence on the world stage. Photo: AFP

China-US relations: Blinken says Beijing is bringing more aggression to competitive and cooperative ties

  • US secretary of state says relationship is growing increasingly adversarial because ‘this is in many ways a different China on the world stage’
  • But he acknowledges Washington’s own rejection of multilateralism in recent years has allowed Beijing to take a more prominent global role

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a virtual discussion on Monday that US rejection of multilateralism in recent years aided China’s rising prominence on the world stage. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a virtual discussion on Monday that US rejection of multilateralism in recent years aided China’s rising prominence on the world stage. Photo: AFP
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