The top officials of the US and China have met for the first time since Joe Biden took over as US President. In this meeting face-to-face (both sides), both sides have absolutely conflicting views about each other and the world. There was a heated debate between the two sides in this two-day meeting in Alaska. There was an atmosphere of tension between the representatives of both countries in this dialogue.
At the start of the talks, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi targeted each other’s country policies. This is unusual for a serious diplomatic dialogue. In this meeting, due to the mood of both parties, it seems that personal talks can be more ruckus.
Both countries clashed over the issue of Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang
This meeting in Anchorage is like a new test for the strained relations between the two countries. The two countries have differences on issues ranging from trade to human rights in Tibet, Hong Kong and China’s western Xinjiang region. There are also disputes between Taiwan, China’s increasing dominance in the South China Sea and the Coronavirus pandemic.
Blinken provoked criticism of China
US Secretary of State Blinken said that the Biden administration is united with its allies against the growing tendency of China to take over. At this, Yang released a list of China’s complaints about America. He accused Washington of being ostentatious for criticizing Beijing on human rights and other issues. Significantly, there has been a long-standing conflict between the two countries on these issues.
China’s actions threaten global stability: Blinken
Blinken lashed out at China for cyber attacks on Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the US, as well as economic pressure on its allies. He said that these actions of China pose a threat to rule-based governance necessary for global stability. So these are not internal issues and that is why we have considered it necessary to raise these issues today.
America fails to deal with the problem of human rights on its own
This statement of the US Secretary of State provoked Chinese representative Yang. He demanded that America should stop imposing democracy on its own. That too at a time when America itself is facing domestic dissatisfaction. Yang accused the US of not being able to fix the human rights problem on its own. We believe that it is important for America to change its image and stop imposing its democracy in the rest of the world.