National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN on Sunday that the US is not seeking a new Cold War with China and wants to coexist with the Asian power.
Sullivan said the US is not trying to “transform China” but instead “shape the international environment” to make it more favorable to the US and its interests.
“The goal of America’s China policy is to create a circumstance in which two major powers are going to have to operate in an international system for the foreseeable future, and we want the terms of that … to be favorable to American interests and values,” he said. “The goal here is not containment, it’s not a new cold war.”
Shi Yinhong, a professor of international relations at Renmin University in Beijing, told The South China Morning Post that the US and China are already in a Cold War. “The US and China have already entered a new Cold War despite the words US officials are using to modify their position. There is no change in behavior,” he said.
In September, President Biden also claimed the US is not seeking a Cold War with China. But Biden has framed the US relationship with China as an ideological battle between “democracy” and “autocracy” and has said Washington is in competition with Beijing to “win the 21st century.”
Besides the rhetoric, Biden has continued military provocations against China and significantly escalated operations in areas like the South China Sea. His administration is also taking steps to boost ties with Taiwan as the US now views the island as an opportunity to counter Beijing.
One key aspect of the Biden administration’s China policy that is reminiscent of the Cold War with the Soviet Union is forming new alliances to confront Beijing in Asia. The US recently signed a new military pact with Australia and the UK meant to counter China, and Biden is strengthening cooperation with the Quad, a four-nation group seen as a possible foundation for a NATO-style military alliance in Asia.
9 thoughts on “Jake Sullivan Claims the US Doesn’t Want a Cold War With China”
Generally, the U.S. does not want a Cold War with China, so Sullivan isn’t lying.
Its just that its an artful progressive leftist lie; the U.S. doesn’t have a say, the Deep EU/NATO-Firsters do.
Europe needs this Cold War to keep up with the natural geopolitical giants. Popularly, they can count on the vocal support of racist sinophobes in the U.S..
Realistically, China is a great pretext for military spending, but not at the cost of the economy. There’s no clear reshoring plan; the Democrat infrastructure plan doesn’t seem to emphasize one.
A Trump plan might have, had it got past the rhetoric stage. His loosey-goosey attitude towards the environment is tragic except for rare earth mining
Hitler also claimed to want peace, even as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
trying to negotiate with a temporary 4year government when the other half is always doing the opposite is useless. usa has zero leverage, zero credibility, always lies and can never be trusted. worst country on planet, worst than nazi
‘Sullivan said the US is not trying to “transform China” but instead
“shape the international environment” to make it more favorable to the
US and its interests.’
ie we tell you what to do, and you follow our orders. China must be delighted to follow.
This is our “rules-based international order” and our allies agree. Nobody else matters.
An oldie but goodie…”Actions speak louder than words”
What interest does america have in the south China sea other than causeing trouble .
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