Anthony Blinken, the U.S. attorney general, recently made a trip over to China, but instead of it being a diplomatic visit that produced actual results, it’s likely to be used as propaganda by the Communist country.
Following Blinken’s visit to China, multiple analysts have said that the trip provides China with a perfect opportunity to start a propaganda campaign against the U.S. while at the same time providing little to no benefit at all to America.
Blinken’s trip that lasted two days earlier this week was the first time a top American diplomat visited China in the last five years. The trip ended June 19 as Blinked talked with his Chinese counterpart, Qin Gang, China’s foreign minister.
He also met with Wang Yi, China’s top-ranking diplomat, as well as the country’s leader, Xi Jinping.
The White House has angled that the meetings were very positive, with the secretary of state raising various issues such as Taiwan’s sovereignty, human rights issues in general and the fact that China has a spy base set up in Cuba.
The Biden administration has said that the conversations were both “constructive” and “robust,” and that they provided Blinken a chance to help stabilize the relationship between the U.S. and China in what has become increasingly unstable.
Yet, many people who have been talking about the need for the U.S. to take a stronger stance against the Chinese Communist Party, these meetings weren’t very fruitful at all.
University of Miami professor June Teufel Dreyer, for instance, spoke to The Epoch Times recently and said:
“Only those who equate dialogue with accomplishment could believe that Blinken’s visit was a success. The chief takeaway, if one can call it that, from the meeting was the decision to hold more meetings.”
Among the key objectives that the U.S. has in dealing with China is resuming bilateral military exchanges – something China has repeatedly rejected to this point. Blinken didn’t make any progress on that issue during the 11 hours of conversations, nor did he make progress on any other major issues such as China arbitrarily detaining Americans and the amount of fentanyl that’s flowing out of China.
Yet, Blinken said to reporters after he met with Xi:
“We’re not going to have success on every issue between us on any given day, but in a whole variety of areas – on the terms that we set for this trip – we have made progress and we are moving forward.”
He added that resolving issues that the U.S. has with China will be “a process.”
Most Republicans have seen straight through that noise, though.
Miles Yu, who was a principal policy adviser on China to Mike Pompeo – who served as secretary of state under former President Donald Trump, right before Blinken – explained:
“This trip is more symbolic than substantial. China always wants to have a process, and in the process, China will impose onto the United States the terms of the cooperation in their favor.”
Speaking directly about creating open communication lines between the two countries’ militaries, Yu said:
“Basically, China wants to extract as much concession from the U.S. as possible by delaying this, while behaving cantankerously and dangerously provocative in the meantime to raise tension.”