Blinken states that China is “more aggressively acting abroad.”

Washington-Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview aired on Sunday that the CCP administration has recently “acted more aggressively abroad” and “acted more and more in a hostile way.”

When asked if Washington was heading for a military confrontation with Beijing in “60 minutes” on CBS News, Blinken said: .. “

He added: “What we have witnessed in the last few years is that China is acting more oppressively at home and more aggressively abroad. That is true.”

Blinken was asked about U.S. corporate secrets and reports of more than $ hundreds of billions of dollars stolen intellectual property by China, saying the Biden administration has “real concerns” about intellectual property issues. Stated.

He said it “sounded like the actions of someone trying to compete in an unfair and increasingly hostile way.” But if we bring together like-minded and similarly suffering nations and say to Beijing, we will be much more effective and powerful. “This is unbearable and unbearable.”

The Chinese embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Blinken’s interview on Sunday.

On Friday, President Joe Biden’s administration stated that China had not reached its commitment to protect US intellectual property in the “Phase 1” US-China trade agreement signed last year.

The promise is part of a radical deal between former President Donald Trump’s administration and Beijing, which will change regulations on agricultural biotechnology and buy about $ 200 billion in US exports over a two-year period. The promise was included.

Blinken arrived in London on Sunday and attended the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, one of the agenda items for China.

In an interview, Blinken said the United States is not aiming to “contain China,” but to “support the order under this rule that China is challenging.” Anyone who challenges the order will stand up and keep it. “

Biden identified competition with China as the administration’s biggest foreign policy agenda. In his first speech to Congress last Wednesday, he promised to maintain a strong US military presence in the Indo-Pacific and boost US technological development.

Blinken said he was talking to Biden “almost every day.”

President Blinken said last month that the United States was concerned about the Chinese administration’s offensive actions against Taiwan and warned that trying to force a change in the status quo in the Western Pacific was a “serious mistake” for everyone.

According to Blinken, the United States has a long-standing commitment under Taiwan Relations Act to ensure that autonomous Taiwan has the ability to protect itself and maintain peace and security in the Western Pacific.

Taiwan is complaining about repeated missions by the Chinese Air Force near the island in the past few months.

David Shepherdson