søndag 4. juli 2021

US commerce secretary isn’t swayed by Xi Jinping’s ‘broken heads’ speech

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo appeared unmoved by ​Chinese President Xi Jinping’s stark warning to his country’s adversaries this week, vowing business as usual for the US. Speaking to CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Thursday afternoon, Raimondo made the comments after being asked about Xi’s speech earlier that day marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. In it, he warned that any country that attempts to “bully” China would “face broken heads and bloodshed.”

“We’ll do everything we can to make sure that our US companies are treated fairly and are able to have access to the Chinese market,” Raimondo said, “We will make sure that that is the case, that the Chinese play by the rules, protect [intellectual property], allow our markets, our companies to access that market.”