SCMP: Antony Blinken says China poses 21st century’s greatest geopolitical challenge
Thu March, 2021, Age: 3 years
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a video presentation from the U.S. State Department in which he warned that if the U.S. did not confront China in its efforts to “trample democracy” and violate human rights then China will become more emboldened. “China is the only country with the economic, diplomatic, military and technological power to seriously challenge the stable and open international system,” said Blinken. The speech largely mirrored a 23 page “interim national security strategic guidance” document released by President Biden a few hour later meant to provide departmental guidance on national security strategy.