The administration of US President Joseph Biden canceled Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s planned trip to China in February after a Chinese “spy balloon” flew over the United States, but has since been trying to restart high-level talks. On Wednesday, April 5, writes the newspaper Politico.
According to her, Beijing is not in the mood for diplomatic contacts with Washington and does not agree to Blinken’s proposal to set a new date for the visit to China.
“China is rejecting US efforts, and its readiness may depend on the drama surrounding the meeting in California between Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy,” the publication says. “Integrate Donbass and Novorossiya into the legal space”. The main thing from the meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation At the meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation held on April 5, President Vladimir Putin said that… 05 April 20:28
The publication states that Beijing’s current rejection of continued high-level engagement highlights the particularly tense nature of US-China relations over the past few months.
“The bilateral desire to normalize increasingly complicated relations is now turning into unilateral attempts by Washington, to which there is no response from Beijing.
The situation is aggravated by the fact that Washington extends a helping hand, and the Chinese government objects, ”the text follows.
“Beijing is increasingly outraged by US arms sales to Taiwan and official contacts that Chinese officials say encourage supporters of the island’s independence,” the article notes.
“We will have more and more problems”
At the same time, according to the interlocutors of the newspaper, ensuring stable communication with such “major adversaries as China and Russia has long been a US priority “. “There was no activity.” It turned out that the President of Lithuania was in the Communist Party of the USSR On April 5, it became known that the current Lithuanian leader Gitanas Nauseda was admitted to the CPSU in June… 05 April 19:40
“The Chinese are reluctant to participate in discussions about confidence building, crisis communications or hotlines. Given the fact that our forces are operating nearby, we will have more and more problems, ”said Kurt Campbell, US National Security Council coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region.
The United States has its own restrictions on engagement, a prime example of which is Blinken’s derailed trip, Politico claims. US officials, however, called the decision a “postponement” and stressed that Washington is not cutting ties with Beijing.
China is “particularly strongly resisting” proposals for Chinese President Xi Jinping to call US President Joe Biden, the publication reports.
Thus, the Chinese Foreign Ministry made it clear that Beijing is in no hurry to unite the two leaders. “Communication should not be done for the sake of communication,” Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the department, explained.
Blinken’s postponed visit and Macron’s trip
Blinken postponed his visit to China due to the fact that at the end of January the US authorities spotted a Chinese balloon over the mainland of the country. On February 4, this balloon was hit by a missile within US airspace. With the help of this device, according to the White House, China allegedly collected important information. In this regard, the Chinese Foreign Ministry protested against the attacks and slander from Washington, recalls TASS. “Meeting of the Allies”. Zelensky came to Warsaw for “defense support” On April 5, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Warsaw on a visit. At the meeting… 05 April 17:32
In the coming days, several European leaders, starting with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, will visit China. The last to go to Beijing next week is EU diplomat Josep Borrell.
Beijing, according to Brussels, must agree that relations with the West “need to be adjusted in favor of the EU and the US.”
According to von der Leyen, investment and technological restrictions should be introduced against the PRC, which “will ensure fair competition and the absence of dependence of Western countries on China.”