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US News in full G7, United States and China again spread their divergences

20:40  11 june  2021
20:40  11 june  2021 Source:   slate.fr

China welcomes the recovery of commercial discussions with the US

 China welcomes the recovery of commercial discussions with the US USA-commerce-China: China welcomes the recovery of commercial discussions with the US © Reuters / Jason Lee China welcomes the recovery of commercial discussions with the US PEKIN (Reuters) - China praised Thursday the recovery of "normal discussions" with the United States on commercial and economic records, ensuring that both parties now resolve their disputes in a pragmatic way.

Le secrétaire d'Etat américain Antony Blinken et le conseiller pour la sécurité nationale Jake Sullivan face aux chef de la diplomatie chinoise Yang Jiechi à Anchorage, en Alaska, en mars 2021 © Frederic J. Brown The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Facing Chief of Chinese Diplomacy Yang Jiechi Anchorage, Alaska, March 2021

The United States and China have again spread over their differences on Friday, when US President Joe Biden meets his nearest allies during a series of peaky summits As "pseudo-multilateralism" taking advantage of "cliques".

Nearly three months after their great unpacking in Alaska where, in front of the cameras around the world, they had given the impression that an impossible ditch to be filled separated the two rival powers, the leaders of the American and Chinese diplomacy, Antony Blinken And Yang Jiechi, had a visibly just as tense telephone conversation.

USA sanction more Chinese companies

 USA sanction more Chinese companies Washington. US President Joe Biden continues the hard line of its predecessor: It sets 59 companies to a "black list", which is said to be cooperations with China's military and monitoring apparatus. Beijing protests. © Mandel Ngan US President Joe Biden remains hard in trading war with China. US President Joe Biden tightens the approach to Chinese companies with alleged links to the Military of the People's Republic.

Antony Blinken écoute le président américain Joe Biden à St Ives, au Royaume-Uni, avant le sommet du G7 © Brendan Smialowski Antony Blinken listens to American President Joe Biden in St Ives, in the United Kingdom, before the G7

summit The moment chosen for this first exchange since the March meeting in Anchorage is not trivial: Antony Blinken is with Joe Biden in Europe for a G7 summit followed by NATO and European Union leaders' meetings.

The President of the United States tries to unite his Western allies against Beijing on many cases, from human rights trade to technologies, in what he considers to be a strategic priority of his mandate: the confrontation of the democracies against "autocracies".

The US Secretary of State has once again listed Washington's grievances, according to a statement of its services.

He called China to "cooperation" and "transparency" concerning the origin of CVIV-19, stressing "the need" of a deepening of the experts' investigation of the World Organization Health (WHO) after the criticisms who have targeted the first mission.

industry has fewer orders in April

 industry has fewer orders in April after three months in the plus the German industry got fewer orders in April than in the previous month. At the same time, new figures for Chinese foreign trade show that Germany also benefits from the upswing in China. © Picture-Alliance / DPA / J. WiITAs Provided by Deutsche Wave A small success series is torn: After three climbs in a row, the German industry in April for the first time this year has drawn fewer orders to land than in the previous month.

- Taiwan, Uighours and Hong Kong -

Joe Biden gave the late May 90 days to provide a report on the subject, in order to decide between the thesis of an animal origin and that, recently relaunched, of a leak Accidental at the Chinese laboratory of Wuhan.

Yang Jiechi, the highest diplomatic official of the Chinese Communist Party, once again denounced this last track as "absurd", urging Americans to "not politicize" this sensitive issue, according to Chinese state television CGTN.

Antony Blinken also called Beijing "stopping his pressure campaign against Taiwan".

too, immediate response to the Chinese manager, who asked his counterpart to show "caution" when it comes to the island, that China still considers to be one of its provinces, but with which the Biden administration wants to engage commercial discussions.

The Secretary of State has brought about the "preoccupation" of the United States on "genocide and crimes against humanity" aiming according to the American government the Muslims Ouighs of the Xinjiang. But also about "the deterioration of democratic standards in Hong Kong".

Before the G7, Biden and Johnson celebrate their alliance despite the differences on Northern Ireland

 Before the G7, Biden and Johnson celebrate their alliance despite the differences on Northern Ireland © Reuters - Toby Melville British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his wife Carrie Johnson and US President Joe Biden with the first Lady Jill Biden walk in front of the Car Carbis Bay, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Great Britain, June 10, 2021. in preamble at the top of the G7 this Friday, June 11, Joe Biden and Boris Johnson spent the day of Thursday together in the small Seaside car carbis bay, cornwall.

"The United States should resolve their serious violations of human rights and do not use the so-called human rights issues as a pretext for attaching arbitrarily in internal affairs of other countries", A responded snubly Yang Jiechi.

mainly, he attacked President Biden's strategy which, while giving America's "return" on the multilateral scene after four years of disengagement under his predecessor Donald Trump, wants to form a united front of democracies against China. .

"The only authentic multilateralism", "it is the one who treats everyone equals and promotes mutually beneficial cooperation," protested the Chinese leader. "Not pseudo-multilateralism based on clique interests and on a block policy," he launched, according to the Chinese CCTV channel.

Like Donald Trump, Joe Biden is firm with Beijing. But the Democrat has promised to explore all diplomatic channels to cooperate with the powerful opponent on topics where both countries have shared interests.

Antony Blinken has thus mentioned, according to the State Department, North Korea and "the need for the United States and the People's Republic of China to work together with the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", but also Iran , Burma and the climate crisis.

Yang Jiechi also pleaded for Sino-American relations that "remain dominated by dialogue and cooperation."

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Uyghours. "A serious risk of genocide" according to the Belgian Parliament .
© Benjah / Wikimedia Commons The Belgian Parliament, in 2008. Photo of illustration. In a resolution voted on Tuesday, June 15, Belgian MPs warned the "serious risk of genocide" incurred by the Uighours, a Muslim minority of China. This is the 6th Parliament in the world to make a resolution in this direction.

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