China-US Economic Ties

China Wants to be World’s Dominant Power: Blinken – AFP


Asked about China’s intentions at an event in Washington on Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said: “I think that what it seeks is to be the dominant power in the world – militarily, economically, diplomatically. That’s what [President] Xi Jinping is seeking,” according to a report by AFP, and a State Department transcript of his talk with The Atlantic magazine’s Jeffrey Goldberg.

Blinken said that China’s desire to surpass the United States was “not a surprise”, adding “there’s an extraordinary history in China. I think if you look and listen to Chinese leaders, they are seeking to recover what they believe is their rightful place in the world.”

Read the full report: AFP or the State Department transcript.


And if you thought Blinken was a boring old bugger, check out what he did on Thursday night.





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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years.

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