June 20, 2023

Blinken China's trip likely to bring only temporary relief for tensions

Source: Reuters

Journalists: David Brunnstrom, Yew Lun Tian, Martin Quin Pollard

Jacob Stokes, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security argued against taking too negative a view of the meetings, saying that simply by meeting Blinken, Xi signaled that China is invested in improving relations with the U.S.

"Beijing clearly seeks to engage, even when they say otherwise publicly," said Stokes. "If Xi wanted to tank the process, he would have skipped the meeting with Blinken."

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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 ...