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The Ally Policy on China

The Ally Policy on China

The Biden administration’s first talk with China took place on Saturday, February 6, 2021; crucial issues reveal gaps and differences that require US allies to fill in and provide checks and balances in the Indo-Pacific region. U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, and China’s director of the Central Foreign Affairs, Yang Jiechi, discussed matters concerning Xinjiang Uighurs, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Blinken indicated the U.S. would work with allies to hold China “accountable for its efforts to threaten stability in the Indo-Pacific, including across the Taiwan Strait.” While the U.S. upholds human rights and democratic principles, the Chinese side maintained that “internal affairs” need no “foreign interferences.” Such disparity in attitude will further strain the U.S.-China relations if not managed with diplomacy or creation of an optimal international environment.

President Biden has in fact, strengthened his administration with Asia experts as the U.S. takes on China. He appointed Kurt Campbell as the National Security Council’s Indo-Pacific affairs coordinator. Campbell served as assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs under former President Barack Obama. He was widely recognized as a liaison to Asia. Together with Blinken, and national security advisor Jake Sullivan, he will help form U.S.’s ally policies. Asian allies will be reengaged to cooperate and persuade China of the necessity or benefit of abiding by guidelines of international relations.

The president has spoken to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to statements from the White House. Blinken has also reached out to Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Philippines, and Thailand. While reinforcing U.S. security and commitments in the Indo-Pacific region, coalitions will be built and developed. Hopefully China will curb its authoritarian ways and become a responsible member of the international society.



针对美中两国之微妙关系,拜登总统已着手重用美国政府中的亚洲管理专员。他任命库特·坎贝尔(Kurt Campbell)为国家安全委员会的亚太事务协调员。坎贝尔于前总统巴拉克·奥巴马(Barack Obama)为政期间担任东亚和太平洋事务助理国务卿,乃为公认的亚洲联系管理专家。他将与国家安全顾问杰克·沙利文(Jake Sullivan)以及布林肯(Blinken)共事,协助制定美国的盟友政策。亚洲盟国将重新参与合作事宜,以对中国显示遵守国际关系准则的必要性或益处。

根据白宫的声明,拜登总统已开启与日本、澳大利亚以及韩国各国领导的协议对话。布林肯 (Blinken) 则与日本、韩国、澳大利亚、菲律宾和泰国建立了联系。在加强于亚太地区的安全和承诺的同时,美国将建立和发展联盟。且看未来中国是否能遏制其独裁政策与姿态,并成为国际社会中尊重人权的负责成员之一。

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