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Former special assistant to George W. Bush, Michael Allen, comments on Secretary Antony Blinken’s remarks about China as America’s most serious long-term threat. Writing in “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, Allen argued that Blinken had delivered a “soft speech” given the high stakes of China’s growing threat to global security and demanded a strong approach from China to protect American interests.
AFTER BIDEN’S TAIWAN REMARK, BLINKEN INSISTS WE ‘STAY COMMITTED’ TO A CHINA POLICY
MICHAEL ALLEN: Secretary Blinken presented a strategy yesterday that the United States should invest, align with its allies, and compete with China. I thought it was a rather soft speech, given what was at stake. I thought it should have been more about how to blunt and confront China. First, China has doubled the size of its military over the past ten years. I would have liked to know more about the strategy of the United States to deter china in asia. And I would like to know more about how American jobs are affected by the confrontation with China. At a minimum, they steal millions, sometimes billions of dollars of intellectual property here in the United States through cyber theft and other means. And we have to get this stuff under control in order to have a foreign policy that helps working people in the United States.
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