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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in Beijing

BEIJING, JUNE 18: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Beijing on Sunday ahead of talks aimed at easing tension between the two superpowers. Blinken is the highest-level American official to visit China since President Joe Biden took office and the first Secretary of State to make the trip in 5 years. He was originally due to visit China in February, but the trip was postponed after the US shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon flying over its territory. Meanwhile, tensions have continued to rise in the Taiwan...

US Secretary of State Blinken begins Southeast Asia tour, with China in focus

JAKARTA, December 13: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday began a Southeast Asia tour in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, where he will outline Washington's policy on the Indo-Pacific, a key US-China battleground. Arriving from Britain after a G7 foreign ministers' meeting dominated by tensions with Russia, Blinken will highlight what his administration says is the importance of Southeast Asia in US foreign policy. Later Monday, he will meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and on Tuesday will deliver an address on the "US approach to the Indo-Pacific". US President...
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