June 08, 2021

Biden’s Asia Czar Says China Is to Blame for Its Diplomatic Woes

Featuring Kurt Campbell

Source: Bloomberg

Journalist Peter Martin

China has only itself to blame for a global backlash against its policies, the White House’s top official for Asia said.

“Over the last year or two the country that has done the most to create problems for China is not the United States but China,” Kurt Campbell, the U.S. coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs on the National Security Council said Tuesday at an event hosted by the Center for a New American Security.

Campbell said the Chinese foreign policy establishment understands that the country’s policies, which include militarizing artificial islands and outcroppings in the South China Sea and a more assertive approach to global diplomacy, have helped to cause a global backlash against Beijing.

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Authors

  • Kurt Campbell

    CNAS Co-Founder and former Board Chairman

    Dr. Kurt M. Campbell is the Co-Founder and former Board Chairman of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)....