US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “China has recently taken a ‘more aggressive stance abroad’ and is gradually increasing its ‘conflict-oriented behavior’.” Biden’s foreign minister made the remarks on CBS News’ Sixty Minutes. The show airs on local time on Sundays. The news agency Reuters reported this information.
Asked if there was a risk of a military confrontation between Washington and Washington, Antony Blinken said: “It’s against the interests of both China and the United States. What we have seen in the last few years is that China is showing restraint at home and aggression abroad.
Asked about billions of dollars in US trade privacy and intellectual property theft, Antony Blinken said the Biden administration has a “special focus” on the issue of intellectual property rights.
“It seems that someone is constantly trying to fight unjustly in the way of conflict,” he said, referring to Beijing. “It can’t go on, it won’t go on like this.”
The Chinese ambassador to Washington declined to comment on the US Secretary of State’s remarks on Sunday.
A statement from the Biden administration on Friday stated that “China has failed to protect the United States’ intellectual property rights in the first place under the US-China agreement last year.