The United States sees China not only as an adversary and a competitor, but also as a partner for cooperation.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made a statement to this effect.
“We see that we all have a complicated relationship with China. There are very different aspects: we are adversaries, competitors, but also partners in cooperation. We want to make sure that we are aware of the possible problems coming from China. For example, when it comes to information technology, which is so important to our lives,” Blinen said.
According to the U.S. secretary of state, Washington’s goal is not to contain or weaken the PRC. America’s goal is to maintain a free and rules-based international system that was built with the help of the United States and Germany.
“I believe we are gradually coming to a common ground that also takes into account the complexity of our relationship. We are not asking our partners to choose between China and the United States. We are simply saying that we have a common set of values and common interests that have shaped the international system over the past eight decades, and that we must continue to stand for freedom and openness,” Blinken stated.