The newly appointed US Secretary of State Tony Blinken has justified former President Donald Trump’s harsh stance towards China, saying that the Biden administration will also talk strongly with Beijing. In an interview with CNN, Blinken commented on Trump’s harsh attitude towards China, saying that the way Trump handled the case was wrong, but his original theory was correct.
“I think former President Trump was right about taking a tough stand towards China,” he said. This was the right step. He said, “But what do we have to do now?” We have to be in a strong position and talk to China. Then no matter what aspect of the relationship.
Even if it is the collaborative aspect that is in our mutual interest, we have to move forward while remaining strong. Blinken said that this meant creating stronger allies. He said, “If we don’t do this, we will be left behind and China will fill that vacancy.”