February 03, 2023

A Balloon Clouds U.S. View on Xi’s China

Source: AFP

Journalist: AFP Staff

Jacob Stokes, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, said that a balloon floating over US airspace was a more tangible concern for Americans than the myriad other disputes with China -- from chip exports to human rights.

Stokes said that the US administration had already been skeptical at gestures from China, starting with President Xi Jinping's friendly meeting with Biden in November on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Bali. "The question was, is this change in tone indicative of any sort of substantive change in how China conducts itself in the world?" Stokes said. "And so far the answer has been no."

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  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign and military policy, East Asian ...