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‘Very Different China’ Emerging Under Xi Jinping: Blinken

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The United States said on Monday that as President Xi Jinping gears up for a historic third term, China is moving in a more “aggressive” path but with a newfound determination to work together on common interests.

As he convened the Communist Party Congress, which will extend his term as leader of the country of 1.3 billion people for another five years, Xi praised his personal reaction to Covid and corruption on Sunday.

Under Xi Jinping’s leadership, “we’ve seen a very different China develop in recent years,” stated Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

At a conference with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, he said, “It is more authoritarian at home; it’s more aggressive abroad, and in many cases that presents a threat to our own interests as well as to our own ideals.”

However, the relationship between the world’s two most significant economies should not be reduced to a “bumper sticker,” according to Blinken.

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He said that global cooperation between the two nations on global health, drug trafficking, and climate change is “fundamentally expected” by the globe.

We are aware that without China, we won’t be able to address climate change as effectively as we should.

Beijing “merely has to be sensitive to the demand signals it is receiving from nations across the globe to be a constructive player, not a negative one, on matters that interest them.”

If the United States and China are not actively involved, global issues “are a lot tougher to address,” according to Blinken.

President Joe Biden and Xi are slated to meet for the first time as the two have assumed the positions of top leaders for their respective nations next month during a Group of 20 summits in Bali.

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