The fact that U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has flown to China to discuss key points of contention indicates that the United States is more concerned about what China might do instead of China being concerned about potential U.S. actions across a spectrum of issues.
In other words, the Biden administration appears to be in a reactive posture with regard to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rather than adopting a forward-leaning posture of leadership.
Is US Leadership Weak?
Typically, on the world stage, the weaker side comes to the strong. That reality isn’t lost on the CCP. Listening to Blinken’s words spoken from Beijing, it is apparent that the United States wants or seeks China’s cooperation and assurances much more than China wants or needs from the United States….