S Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that China should be approached from a position of strength amid it’s increasing assertiveness.
In an interview to CNN he was asked weather China could be labeled as Washington’s main adversary, Blinken said.
“I wouldn’t simplify it to one label. There are clearly increasingly adversarial aspects to the relationship, there are certainly competitive ones, there are also still some cooperative ones. But the common denominator is the need to approach China from the position of strength — whether it’s adversarial, whether it’s competitive, whether it’s cooperative,”.
The secretary of state felt that the United States should work closely with it’s NATO allies and the EU in order to handle what they call “increasingly assertive” China.
“It’s about making sure that, as we engage China, one of our biggest sources of strength are alliances, our partnerships, when we approach the challenges that China poses, together we gonna be much more effective in dealing with them,” he noted.