Blinken calls China biggest 'test,' vows US strength

Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the United States was ready to confront China wherever necessary, calling Washington’s ties with the Asian power the “biggest geopolitical test” of the century. In his first major speech, Blinken promised that President Joe Biden’s administration will prioritize diplomacy over military action and build cooperation with the world on global challenges such as climate change and Covid-19. “We will manage the biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century: our relationship with China,” Blinken said at the State Department. He …

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