Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the US Indo-Pacific strategy was “doomed to failure”, and President Joe Biden made the remarks while in the region to increase engagement with allies and counter China’s rise and influence.
“The data will prove that the so-called ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy’ is essentially a tactic to create division, a strategy to provoke conflict and a strategy to disrupt peace,” Wang said in a statement after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart. Opponent Bilawal Bhutto in Guangzhou on Sunday.
During his first visit to Asia as US president, Biden met with newly elected South Korean leader Eun Suu Kyi. He will join Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Monday, followed by a quad summit with Japan, Australia and India the next day.
Biden plans to unveil the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework at an event that will showcase the virtual presence of other leaders in the region. The IPEF is the key to the Biden administration’s efforts to counter China’s influence in Asia following the US withdrawal from negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade agreement under former President Donald Trump.
The pillars of the structure include clean energy, supply-chain elasticity; Decarbonization and infrastructure; And anti-tax and anti-corruption. The United States has not listed the primary countries that will be part of the IPEF agreement, but has said that more countries are expected to sign in the coming months.
Last week, a group of more than 50 U.S. senators wrote a letter to Biden urging him to include Taiwan as a partner in the IPEF.
Catherine therefore met with the portfolio last week in Bangkok on the sidelines of a ministerial-level meeting without Taiwan’s Minister John Deng, where they discussed opportunities to deepen their economic ties and even warned Washington’s top diplomat Washington that it was “on the wrong track” with him. “Going. Support for the island.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that the US strategy was under the banner of “freedom and openness”, but that it was interested in forming a “small circle” in an effort to control China.
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