During a public meeting in Alaska that would normally have been a photo-op, Chinese officials savaged Secretary of State Tony Blinken for calling out Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and elsewhere, and urging China to obey the "rules-based international order."
“Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability. That’s why they’re not merely internal matters and why we feel an obligation to raise these issues,” Blinken said. “The United States relationship with China will be competitive where it should be, collaborative where it can be, adversarial where it must be.”
Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief Yang Jiechi delivered a nearly 20-minute lecture in response, where he denounced the "international community" and "so-called rules-based international order" as the "United Nations-centered international system" and a tool of the U.S.
Yang continued: “The Chinese side felt compelled to make this speech because of the tone …