WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s nationwide safety adviser, Jake Sullivan, stated on Friday the USA have to be ready to impose prices on China for its actions towards Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, its crackdown in Hong Kong and threats in direction of Taiwan.
Sullivan instructed an occasion at the USA Institute of Peace that Washington wanted to talk with readability and consistency on the problems.
He stated it wanted to be “ready to behave, as nicely to impose prices, for what China is doing in Xinjiang, what it’s doing in Hong Kong, for the bellicosity and threats it’s projecting in direction of Taiwan.”
Sullivan didn’t elaborate on steps Washington may take.
He stated the China challenge was on the high of these to be addressed between the USA and allies in Europe.
He pressured the necessity to agree joint responses with Europe on China’s commerce and know-how abuses.
“We don’t have fully aligned views on each one among these points … I feel China is true on the high of the listing of issues that we’ve started working collectively on and the place there’s work to do to get totally aligned.”
The Biden administration, which took workplace final week, has indicated it’ll proceed the robust method to China pursued by former President Donald Trump, however desires Beijing’s cooperation on coverage priorities comparable to local weather change.
Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken has endorsed a last-minute dedication by his predecessor, Mike Pompeo, that China has dedicated genocide in Xinjiang. The transfer will increase stress for extra U.S. sanctions, which the Trump administration additionally imposed over Beijing’s crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong.
Biden’s administration issued a robust assertion in help of Taiwan amid stepped up Chinese language army exercise close to the island, stressing that the U.S. dedication to Taipei is “rock strong.”
Reporting by David Brunnstrom, Michael Martina, Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Landay; modifying by Grant McCool