Jen Psaki on China: We Want to Approach There with Some Strategic Patience

‘We believe that this moment requires a strategic and new approach forward’


PSAKI: “What we have seen over the last few years is that China is growing more authoritarian at home and more assertive abroad, and Beijing is now challenging our security, prosperity and values in significant ways that require a new U.S. approach. And this is one of the reasons, as we were talking about a little bit earlier, that we want to approach this with some strategic patience and we want to conduct reviews internally through our interagency, even though I stumbled over that and needed a little more coffee before I came out here, I guess. We wanted to engage more with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to discuss the path forward. And most importantly, we want to discuss this with our allies. So, no, the comments don't change anything. We believe that this moment requires a strategic and a new approach forward.”

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