IOG Economic Intelligence Report (Vol. 2 No.12)

Blinken and Xi Meet in Beijing: U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on June 18. While there were no breakthroughs in the meeting, Secretary Blinken emphasized that the United States is seeking to “de-risk” rather than “de-couple”, borrowing the expression used by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. At the same time, he emphasized that de-risking also means cutting off China’s access to advanced technology with potential military or surveillance applications.

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