GOOD MORNING FROM LONDON #229
Yang Jiechi led for China at Anchorage + scolded Blinken for “talking down” to China. Today he travels to Moscow for talks to cement the strengthening security+strategic common ground between China + Russia.
This occurs as US dominance of geopolitics is receding and Covid-19 has stirred global upheaval – just as Xi/Putin talks occur on Russian assistance to China in building 4 nuclear reactors (reducing China’s reliance on carbon emissions from coal)
Closer ties between PRC/Russia occur (as China’s new cases of Covid-19 are low + its economy has recovered faster than other countries) just as Biden confronts China on human rights, intellectual policy and economic growth. The US problem? It struggles to accept its coming new position as the #2 largest economy.
Tomorrow – UK’s New Battleship Diplomacy