The U.S. has revised its policy toward China since President Richard Nixon.
The U.S. administration considers China its main adversary in the world. This was announced by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, September 28.
“The greatest external threat to the U.S. in the medium and long term is the threat from the regime in China, the Communist Party of China, led by Secretary-General Xi Jinping,” he said.
According to him, the U.S. has revised the policy adopted with respect to China since President Richard Nixon. The previous U.S. approach, according to which interaction with China will make its foreign policy less hegemonic, and domestic less repressive — failed, said the head of the State Department.
“Now we have begun building a global coalition to oppress China. It will take years,” he said. According to Pompeo, the U.S. has already achieved success in recognizing the threat from China in the countries of Africa, South Asia, and South America.
The head of the State Department also noted China’s dependence on energy resources of the Middle East. In this connection, Beijing is expanding its influence in the Indian Ocean, which carries risks for the countries of Europe and the Middle East, he emphasized.
As previously reported, the U.S. and China noted the progress in the implementation of the first phase of the Sino-U.S. trade deal and expressed readiness for the next steps.