Washington [US], January 21: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on January 20 that US- China tensions had eased, but he still warned about Beijing's intentions towards Taiwan, according to AFP.
At an event in Chicago (USA) on January 20, Secretary of State Blinken was asked if tensions with China would ease. "I think so, because when you talk and interact, that tends to have that effect," he replied. The rest of the world expects us to manage this relationship responsibly. They know that the way we manage this relationship is really going to affect them."
Secretary of State Blinken will visit Beijing from February 5-6, according to a US official. This will be the first visit by a US secretary of state to China since October 2018. The trip was decided after US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping had talks in Bali (Indonesia) in November 2022.
However, at the same event at the University of Chicago, Secretary of State Blinken again referred to Beijing's growing efforts to isolate Taiwan and the large exercises the Chinese military conducted near the island. this in August 2022.
"I think what we've seen over the last few years is that China has decided that it's no longer comfortable with the status quo, a status quo that's been around for decades," Blinken said.
There is currently no information on China's reaction to Foreign Minister Blinken's statement.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper